Citizens' Assembly Submissions Support 8th Amendment
The Citizens’ Assembly has received a huge number of submissions in relation to its consideration of the pro-life 8th Amendment. The over 13,500 submissions were far in excess of what the organisers expected. The overwhelming majority of these are in favour of keeping the Amendment unchanged.
At the most recent meeting of the Assembly, members were given a randomly selected representative sample of the submissions received. Of these, 70 per cent supported the 8th amendment, 28 per cent wanted to repeal it and 2 per cent were unclear in their purpose. All the postal submissions in the sample were in support of the 8th. Of the online submissions, 52 per cent favoured keeping the 8th, 45 per cent were for repeal, and 2 per cent were not clear.