Thanks to Donum Vitae I have discovered this little video from Fr. McKevitt OP on why one should vote NO on Saturday.
He raises some interesting issues not least that this amendment potentially gives the Government and its agencies unprecendented power over the children and families of Ireland. We have to ask ourselves 'Given how Ireland has been going and how our courts have interpreted the Constitution before what might they make of this?'.
As he says the rights of children are not specified. This Government is spending millions on a referendum no one wants when it has only provided twelve beds for vulnerable children in the whole State. They are under-supporting children and families as it is. In addition it is becoming obvious that they are planning to push for the legalisation of abortion. That would indeed be ironic.