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Ireland to Hold Abortion Vote Weeks Before Papal Visit
The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/27/17 | AP

Posted on 09/27/2017 6:47:14 PM PDT by marshmallow

Leo Varadkar told MPs the government has agreed an 'indicative timeline'

Ireland’s prime minister says the country will hold a referendum on lifting its constitutional ban on abortion in May or June.

Leo Varadkar told lawmakers on Tuesday that the government has agreed an “indicative timeline” for the vote on the Eighth Amendment to the Irish constitution.

The 1983 amendment commits authorities to defend equally the right to life of the mother and unborn child, giving largely Roman Catholic Ireland the strictest abortion ban in Europe. Abortion is legal only in rare cases where the mother’s life is in danger.

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1 posted on 09/27/2017 6:47:14 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Gotta love that timing.


2 posted on 09/27/2017 6:53:12 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: marshmallow

Abortion is legal anytime the mother wants it to be if she can get an abortion simply by saying that she feels suicidal.


3 posted on 09/27/2017 8:13:20 PM PDT by Architect of Avalon
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To: marshmallow

My brother’s Irish expat in-laws say the culture and morality there has gone straight down the flusher since Ireland joined the E.U.


4 posted on 09/28/2017 8:49:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Me Irish ancestors are rolling in their graves.


5 posted on 09/28/2017 8:51:47 AM PDT by Veto! (Political Correctness Offends Me)
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To: Veto!

Ireland sided with the Krauts in WW2.


6 posted on 09/28/2017 8:10:38 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Lord Haw Haw was Irish.


7 posted on 09/28/2017 8:11:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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