This is an excellent post by a friend, who runs the site Fancypaperblog, about the ‘abortion’ referendum that is happening in Ireland today.
It is challenging some long held traditions and views are deep on both sides, regardless of the result, I hope there is a period of healing afterwards, something better than after Brexit here.
over to you Orla x
Our world in Ireland has been overtaken by campaign paraphenlia relating to the referendum on repealing the eighth amendment in the Irish Constitution. Currently the law states this ‘The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.’ After the referendum if a Yes majority wins, the law will state this “Provision may be made by law for the regulation of termination of pregnancies”.
Here is the website to go to to learn more Commission Referendum 2018.
I call this the ‘silent but violent’ referendum. You won’t hear debates in staffrooms. In shops. On streets. In pubs. We are still very Irish when it comes to this chat. Stigma is FAR reaching. On both…
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