WYA Statement Regarding the Irish Referendum on Abortion

Image source: Pro Life Campaign Ireland

Brussels, May 26, 2018 – World Youth Alliance is heartbroken because of the results of the Irish referendum on the 8th Amendment, which protected the youngest members of the human family in Ireland for decades. The intrinsic dignity of the human person is the foundation of every human right. It belongs to every human person, from conception to natural death, and it cannot be granted or repealed, even by vote. WYA commends all those in Ireland who worked tirelessly to maintain constitutional protection for the lives of unborn children. We are hopeful that Ireland, and all those countries which permit abortion, may one day again safeguard the right to life.