Repeal the 8th Lie No. 1  Abortion is necessary to save women’s lives.

No. Abortion is never necessary. You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 2 A human foetus is not a human person.

Sorry, but science has proven otherwise.  You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 3  Irish law always equates the life of the foetus with the life of the mother.

This is legally and medically incorrect. The 8th Amendment does not equate the life of the mother to that of the unborn child, as the 8th amendment clearly states that the life of the foetus can be ended when the mother’s life is at risk.  You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the  8th Lie No. 4 – Women suffer no psychological injury after abortions.

What a betrayal to women this lie is. Many peer-reviewed studies confirm testimony from post-abortive women that abortion itself heightens the risk of future mental health problems. You can read more here.


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 5 – There is no difference between an unborn child and human sperm. 

It is a natural assumption to dismiss this argument as some sort of adolescent joke, but given its frequent use by the pro-choice lobby one must imagine that there are actually people out there who believe this. You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 6 – Ireland without abortion is not safe for women. 

Nope. Ireland compared to other countries with widespread abortion has had a “phenomenal” record on maternal mortality, up to and surpassing the introduction of abortion legislation in 2013. Read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 7 – Abortion is not violent. 

False. The purpose of an abortion is to end the life of another human being. Whatever the method of abortion, abortion is pure violence being inflicted on another human being. You can read more here.

 


Repeal the 8th Lie No.  8 – It is a myth that babies can survive abortions and are then left to die

Another lie. Even though the sole aim of the abortion procedure is to end the life of a baby in his or her mother’s womb, on occasion the procedure is not ‘successful’ and the baby survives. You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 9 – All feminists are pro-choice. 

This lie speaks to the hypocrisy to the meaning of feminism today.  You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 10 – Savita Halappanavar died because she did not have access to an abortion. 

This lie is perhaps the driving force behind the push for a referendum. The Repeal the 8th lobby have used, and are still using, the death of Savita as a beacon for the ‘inadequacy’ of the 8th amendment. However both the HSE and Coroner’s reports confirm that her death was not related to lack of abortion but in fact, chronic system failures in Savita’s treatment. You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 11 The unborn child is just a blob of cells.

False. Since when does size matter? You are not less of person because you are small.  You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 12 Children with Down Syndrome are not being exterminated. 

In fact they are. For instance 90% of child diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted in England and Wales. You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 13 #repealthe8th is a grassroots movement.

Nope – It is a foreign funded lobby group. Massive funds are flowing from the US and the UK to Repeal the 8th lobby groups to campaign for the repeal of the 8th amendment of the Irish Constitution. You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 14 The 8th Amendment has not saved lies.

False. We all know that this is incorrect. The number of lives saved by the 8th Amendment has been conservatively estimated at 100,000.  You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 15  Abortion up to birth is fiction.  

Nope. Abortion occurs in many countries including Britain right up to the moment of birth. You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 16 The Irish abortion rate is higher than Holland that allows widespread abortion. 

No, it is not. Maybe those who campaign to repeal the 8th should check their statistics on this one. You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 17 – If the 8th amendment is repealed, the floodgates will not be opened. 

A lie if ever there was one. We all really know it doesn’t take too long after legalising abortion for abortion on demand to occur. You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 18 – Restricting access to legal abortion is a human rights violation. 

No international human rights document recognises the right to abortion. You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 19 – Abortion is a religious issue. 

You do not need to have a religious faith to know abortion is wrong and some people with a religious faith think it is justified, in the same way that there are those with no religious faith who know abortion is wrong. Either way, ending the life of another human being is never right and you do not need religion to tell you that. What it really comes down to is morality, but more importantly human rights. You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 20 – Pro-lifers only care about people before they are born.  

This statement is not only a lie but it is also hypocritical coming from those who want to repeal the 8th amendment, who only care about giving women one solution for an unwanted pregnancy, which is abortion. You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 21-  Pregnant women are forced to carry dead babies because of the 8th Amendment

No! When a child dies in the womb, there are a number of different procedures which can be performed, none of them being an abortion. You can read more here.

 


Repeal the  8th Lie  No.22- Abortion pills are ‘harmless’  

Wrong, in all reality they starve the  unborn child to death, that is the opposite of harmless! You can read more here.

 


 

Repeal the 8th Lie No. 23 – Abortion providers give genuine, non-directional counselling and advice to pregnant women

Nope, they encourage and badger women to follow through with abortions so they can fulfil a target and get a pay bonus. You can read more here.