Ireland to Hold Abortion Referendum in 2018

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(Christian Institute) Irish citizens will vote on the country’s constitutional protections for the unborn next year, its government has announced.

Ireland’s Eighth Amendment currently pledges to “defend and vindicate” the equal right to life of the unborn and the mother, “as far as practicable.”

But following prolonged pressure to hold a referendum on the issue, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has announced that a vote will be held in May or June next year.

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  • BuckeyePhysicist

    Pray and fast for Ireland!

  • Garden of Love

    So people can vote on whether or not lives should be terminated?

    • MCrow

      Why not? We vote on whether or not to keep the death penalty all the time

      • Vaughn D

        Sounds like you don’t possess a conscience.

        • MCrow

          Because I oppose both?

        • MCrow

          I simply dislike the hypocrisy of people who would vote to keep the death penalty knowing it kills innocents while claiming innocents are being killed by abortion

          • Vaughn D

            Death penalty kills innocents?

            Well, I never knew that. It was my impression that people given the death penalty had been convicted of a very serious felony, usually involving the deaths of other people.

            Thank you for setting us straight about that. I had no idea the death penalty was for innocents.

          • MCrow

            False convictions happen. Pretty sure your religion has something about a Jewish carpenter who was falsely convicted. But yes, innocent people are later exonerated. Some posthumously.

          • ppp777

            That is a very rare accurance , and a site more innocents are dead because the death penalty is not in force , and to bring Jesus in to this is just clutching at straws .

          • MCrow

            Innocent people die due to the death penalty. If your religion is to be believed, your savior was one of them. Why keep it around?

          • ppp777

            A hell of a lot more innocent people die due to the death penalty being not in forced , the death of Christ on the cross has nothing whatsoever to do with this subject .

          • MCrow

            So you’re arguing that innocents being killed isn’t that big of a deal? Hmm…

          • ppp777

            Whatt ? , cant you separate [ discern ] the death penalty debate and Christ’s death on the cross , seems you can’t .

          • MCrow

            Innocent people are killed by the death penalty. You’ve admitted it, but stated that it’s better to have. I’m arguing that the notion that innocent life is lost is seemingly an objective of pro-live advocates. You seem to want it both ways, being able to kill people you think are guilty while claiming to be an advocate for life.

      • ppp777

        That makes a lot of sense , oh boy .

  • ppp777

    Going by the votes for sodomites I’m pretty sure how this vote is going to go .