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Keep/Repeal The 8th, Referendum?
 
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# 1 : Friday 4-12-2015 @ 13:50
 
 
There seems to be a growing momentum that a referendum on the 8th Amendment to the constitution will eventually happen. In fact it's discussed like people and organisations are already campaigning on it but would it actually pass? I saw a poll on Newstalk where 67% would vote to repeal it. Considering thats an internet using poll, I think that is very low compared with early polls on the marriage referendum.

Would it pass?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighth_Amendment_of_the_Constitution etc ...

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# 2 : Friday 4-12-2015 @ 13:53
 
 
I voted yes in the sense it will be replaced with something more liberal. The traditional parties will still control the Dail between them so compromise is inevitable. I think the Dail however is more conservative than the public with some still voting based on family tradition rather than ideology.
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# 3 : Friday 4-12-2015 @ 13:55
 
 
I'd think, a lot of the Catholic Brainwashed Generation are nearly extinct and the well educated people are going to modernise Ireland in the next few decades. If we get rid of FG/FF/SF/Labour, that would be progress also and things are changing fast.
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# 4 : Friday 4-12-2015 @ 13:55
 
 
It will pass,it has to for the sake of women themselves. Those who oppose it will never change their views,they are fanatics who believe that an egg becomes a Human Being at conception,you cannot argue with that type of deranged logic.
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# 5 : Friday 4-12-2015 @ 13:59
 
 
I don't think unlimited abortion rights would pass though. But an amendment based on abortion in cases of rape, incest, saving mothers life and fatal foetal abnormalities probably would.
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# 6 : Friday 4-12-2015 @ 14:01
 
 
Someone said :
I'd think, a lot of the Catholic Brainwashed Generation are nearly extinct and the well educated people are going to modernise Ireland in the next few decades. If we get rid of FG/FF/SF/Labour, that would be progress also and things are changing fast.

There is a lot of people who are not brainwashed or Catholic and are quite liberal and modern who are strongly anti abortion.
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# 7 : Friday 4-12-2015 @ 14:03
 
 
The only way a referendum won't happen in the next term would be either a FF-FG govt or else the Left backing down on it in coalition talks. The latter sadly has precedent behind it given certain promises reneged on by Labour.
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# 8 : Friday 4-12-2015 @ 14:04
 
 
Someone said :

There is a lot of people who are not brainwashed or Catholic and are quite liberal and modern who are strongly anti abortion.

There is, but they would've been outnumbered ten fold a few decades back.
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# 9 : Friday 4-12-2015 @ 14:24
 
 
How would anti-abortionists be outnumbered ten fold a few decades back?
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# 10 : Friday 4-12-2015 @ 16:08
 
 
Someone said :
I don't think unlimited abortion rights would pass though. But an amendment based on abortion in cases of rape, incest, saving mothers life and fatal foetal abnormalities probably would.

Yes, I think your evaluation is correct.
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# 11 : Friday 4-12-2015 @ 17:03
 
 
Someone said :
How would anti-abortionists be outnumbered ten fold a few decades back?

The religious anti-abortion group, would have outnumbered all other anti abortion groups.
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# 12 : Friday 4-12-2015 @ 20:49
 
 
I think it should be completely repealed. I dont think the Irish public support a fully liberal abortion law though.

It's very different from marriage equality. Many strong pro lifers supported marriage equality.

The pro life organisations are now already utilising campaign techniques and language from ME campaigns


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# 13 : Friday 4-12-2015 @ 21:06
 
 
I consider myself to be a very liberal person and 100% non-religious but I struggle to accept open access to abortion. I have tried to reconcile it in my own mind but always come back to the same conclusion. I am not sure it is right. Of course I agree with it in specific circumstances, particularly fatal foetal abnormality but in most circumstances e.g. carelessness with protection then I find it difficult to be ok with it. At the same time I do accept that women will go to another country instead and may aswell have it here. But are there babies that have been born and ultimately loved because there wasn't more ease of access to abortion? I think these are the questions people have that make them unsure.
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# 14 : Friday 4-12-2015 @ 21:22
 
 
I don't agree with abortion but agree with choice
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# 15 : Friday 4-12-2015 @ 21:38
 
 
Someone said :
I don't agree with abortion but agree with choice

You have a point but aren't there a lot of things that people do in this world that they chose to do but still are not right?
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