Dublin, Ireland, Feb 15, 2018 / 10:36 am
Hundreds of people rallied in the coastal suburb of Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, on Saturday to show support for the country's 8th amendment, which protects the right to life of both mothers and their unborn children.
The Feb. 10 event was called "Loving the 8th" and was organized by Dún Laoghaire Life Canvas and Cherish All the Children Equally as an extension of the Save the 8th Campaign.
Ireland's 8th constitutional amendment was added in 1983 with nearly 67 percent of voters in favor and 33 percent opposed. It recognizes the equal right to life of the unborn child and the mother, outlawing abortion except in medical emergencies.
A referendum in May will ask voters if they want to repeal the amendment.