The Anti-Amendment Campaign: Reflections on 35 years under the 8th

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by Irish Council for Civil Liberties

The 8th Amendment was voted into the Irish Constitution by a 67% majority in 1983. But many luminary figures, including Mary Robinson, Michael D. Higgins, Peter Sutherland, Nell McCafferty, Christy Moore, Jennifer Johnson and Neil Jordan vehemently opposed it. They claimed that it would do nothing to provide support to women in crisis pregnancies, that it would not eradicate abortion in Ireland, that it would endanger the lives and health of women, and that it could actually kill women.

Thirty-five years later, those predictions have all come to pass.

Join us on 22 May to hear from those who formed the Anti-Amendment campaign in 1983 as they reflect on their predictions, and the tragedies that have taken place under the 8th.

Speakers will include Catherine Forde, Therese Carty and Pauline Conroy, with many more to be announced.

Registration is free:

Date and Time

Tue 22 May 2018
19:30 – 21:00


Banquet Hall, Smock Alley Theatre, 1662
6-7 Exchange Street Lower
Temple Bar



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