An Irish pro-abortion group returned $25,000 to American billionaire George Soros’s foundation recently after it was exposed as a violation of a rule about political donations.
The Irish government’s Standards in Public Office began asking questions of pro-abortion groups last year after a leaked document from Soros’s Open Society Foundation revealed plans to push Ireland and other countries to legalize abortion, the Catholic News Agency reports. Ireland prohibits groups from receiving donations larger than 100 Euros from foreign groups for political purposes.
The Abortion Rights Campaign agreed to return the grant money in November, though it continues to claim the money was not for political purposes, according to The Irish Catholic.
The Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution protects unborn babies’ right to life and prohibits abortions except when the mother’s life is in jeopardy. Pro-lifers estimate that the amendment has saved approximately 100,000 unborn babies’ lives from abortion. However, abortion activists throughout the world have been putting intense pressure on Ireland to repeal its Eighth Amendment and legalize abortion on demand.