Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly by the Irish Catholic Bishops’

Key points from the submission of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference to the Citizens’ Assembly on the topic of the Eighth Amendment.

– There is no such thing as a human life without value.

– Many thousands of Irish people are alive as a direct result of the enactment of the Eighth Amendment, who might otherwise never have been born.

– Supporting and sustaining a culture of life is in the interests of every generation and it defines us as a society.

– We believe that human life is sacred from conception until natural death and that Article 40.3.3 reflects the appropriate balance of rights.

The Diocese are producing a weekly leaflet called Choose Life. Copies of these will be available at the Church doors each week.

To view and download the submission of the Irish Bishops to the Citizens Assembly in December 2017, click here.