Why U.S. Pro-Lifers Should Care About the Irish Abortion Referendum

The abortion referendum in Ireland has been making headlines for weeks, and will continue to do so until it comes up for a vote in May. Pro-life Americans may have seen the headlines and wondered two things: “What is this vote all about, and should I care?” The answer to, “Should I care?” is a resounding YES when the details of Ireland’s abortion ban are examined. What is Ireland’s 8th Amendment? The 8th Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland was adopted in 1983 and recognizes the equal right to life for both born and unborn children. This amendment was adopted