“Referendum inevitable…” the 8th needs to be repealed.


Doctors for Choice: A founder member of the Doctors for Choice group has said she believes another referendum is inevitable to allow even a limited form of abortion in Ireland.

Dr Mary Favier told a public meeting in Cobh, Co Cork, that the expert group’s report on abortion was to be welcomed.

However, Dr Favier pointed out that the expert group looked at only a very narrow section of the current law and she believed a referendum to change the Constitution was necessary.

“I think inevitably we are going to have to look at repealing the 1983 amendment, which was always a very faulty insertion into the Irish Constitution,” said Dr Favier.

“Until it is repealed, we will not be able to legislate in any circumstances to protect women who have been raped or who are pregnant as the result of incest,” she told Cork’s 96FM.

It is becoming more and more clear that to safe guard the health, life and equality of women in Ireland we need to remove the 8th amendment.

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“We should not pretend that limited measures, ensure true equality for all members of this republic.” Alan Shatter’s speech in the Dáil on Claire Daly’s most recent bill to legislate for X.

Chants of “Repeal the 8th” rang out outside the Dáil last Wednesday as people gathered in the cold to listen to the debate, it rang out every time a politician said that hands were tied due to the constitution.

For the last few years I have steadfastly said we did not need another referendum on abortion in this country, that we as a nation twice have voted no to not legislating for the X case.

I was wrong, any legislation is subservient to the constitution and can not conflict with our Constitution, so yes we do need a referendum. One to repeal the 8th amendment.

2 thoughts on ““Referendum inevitable…” the 8th needs to be repealed.”

  1. t’s about time …it’s WAY past time
    …for people to take control of their own destiny, their own lives.
    There are so many priests, preachers, and assorted shamans
    out there –“men of the cloth”-
    who have the unmitigated gall, the sheer arrogance,
    of claiming to speak for God, and with God.
    And we …we must listen, and follow, and obey. Or so they say.
    They claim a direct pipeline to the Almighty!
    God did this, God told me. God loves that. God hates this.
    God wants this. Oh, and drop another coin in the basket before
    you leave please …as God demands.
    It’s gotten so bad that now they think that…. they ARE God
    – with THE “RIGHT” TO TAKE WOMEN’S LIVES! ENOUGH already! I say to them all:
    Go back to whatever burrow you came from, you charlatans, and leave us
    -and our country- alone.
    For we’re a free and proud people, and will remain so
    – without your shameful meddling in both our private lives,
    and our public institutions.
    Religion is a personal matter – NOT something to be FORCED on others!
    Don’t just accept something because it comes from a religious “voice of authority”.
    For ultimately YOU are responsible for your life, and how you try to live it.
    That’s why you have freedom of choice and a conscience: to choose,
    NOT just to blindly follow…..
    We need to start acting like Men and Women…not sheep.

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