Irish Vote to Give State Nearly Unbridled Power to Seize ChildrenSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 10:21
Irish Vote to Give State Nearly Unbridled Power to Seize Children
Written by R. Cort Kirkwood
Sunday, 11 November 2012 18:00
The Irish approved an amendment to their national constitution on Saturday that will bring it into compliance with mandates of the United Nations that govern the state’s seizure of children. The margin was 57 percent to 43 percent.
The Alliance of Parents against the State campaigned against passage of the referendum on the measure, which APS says will diminish the rights of parents and give the Irish government nearly unbridled power to seize children. Even worse, APS charges, Irish law will come under the control of the United Nations. The APS and other opponents will likely challenge the result.