[1/7/17] George Soros has his eye on the Emerald Isle as the launching point for a bold new crusade against life.
“With one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, a win there [Ireland] could impact other strongly Catholic countries in Europe, such as Poland, and provide much needed proof that change is possible, even in highly conservative places,” a Soros campaign document stated.
The document further elaborates on the goals of the Soros mission, including his desire to “stem, mitigate and reverse the tide of fetal personhood laws and constitutional amendments … [and initiate] a robust set of organizations advancing and defending sexual and reproductive rights and injecting new thinking/strategy into the field.”
Reflecting the will of the people, the Eighth Amendment was added to the Irish Constitution in 1983 stating, “the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.” Specifically, the Soros campaign seeks to overturn this amendment to allow access to abortion, the Catholic News Agency reports.
There have been rallies in Dublin and among expatriate populations seeking a referendum to overturn Irish abortion laws, according to the Independent. However, the flavor changes when the pressure comes from international influences rather than the home front.