Please Pray Psalm 3 for God’s intervention in Ireland on Friday May 25th, 2018
Lord, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me,
“God will not deliver him”
But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.
I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
I will not fear though tens of thousands
assail me on every side.
Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.
From the Lord comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.
Save The 8th, Save Ireland!!
I’ll start by repeating an old Irish prophecy. It has been stated that St. Patrick said “before Ireland loses the faith completely She will fall into the sea”.
She’s close – Ireland needs our prayers.
Ireland has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe. The effort to repeal the 8th is supported by a new generation of feminists, a growing push for equality and rights, most importantly the success in 2015 of the same sex marriage referendum.
The 8th Amendment of Ireland’s Constitution Act of 1983 has a subsection recognizing the equal right to life of the mother and the unborn child.
On May 25th, 2018, Ireland will hold a referendum on the 8th amendment of the country’s constitution, which effectively bans abortion. If the electorate repeals the 8th it would allow for the government to legislate on abortions.
History Of The 8th Amendment.
Abortion was illegal in Ireland under the Offences against the Person Act of 1861. In 1983 pro-life activists feared that the 1861 law could be changed. They realized they needed to secure protection for the unborn in the Constitution by referendum.
On September 7, 1983 Ireland voted on the 8th Amendment. 66.9% of Irish voters voted Yes, 33.1% voted No. Their vote effectively gave equal rights to the mother and the unborn child.
In 2010 the European Court of Human Rights ruled Ireland was violating the European Convention on Human Rights. They said there was no clarity available to women under circumstances that would allow for a legal abortion.
In 2013 the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act was passed. This act defined the circumstances in which a women could legally have an abortion:
Risk of dying from a physical illness
Risk of dying from physical illness in an emergency
Risk of a women committing suicide.
Tremendous pressure is being placed by the anti-life forces in Ireland to defeat the 8th Amendment. Ireland needs our prayers.
If the 8th Amendment is overturned the government and the legislature will effectively expand abortion rights. The government has already declared that they would allow abortion up to 12 weeks. We know that this is a crack in the ice and a foot in the door to abortion on demand.