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Poor Ireland.  A small country that, in my opinion at least, is under-represented in this forum.  Hence the perceived need for this thread. Below is the opening story.

 

Ireland Just Voted to Legalize Abortion

 

https://www.motherjo...alize-abortion/

 

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(Mother Jones) On Friday, Ireland made history when the country voted to repeal its constitution’s Eighth Amendment, one of the strictest abortion laws in Europe. The referendum’s passage is a huge win for reproductive-rights advocates in a Catholic country that for decades pledged to give women and fetuses an “equal right to life” and made abortion punishable by up to 14 years in prison. 

 

The final results began coming in on Saturday and here’s (see story linked above) the initial breakdown of the vote, with the final results expected later today.

 

 

While abortion is not a good thing, decriminalizing it is a great idea. At least IMHO.

 

 

 

 

 


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Exactly. Abortion doesn't stop because you criminalise it. It still takes place, just under unregulated and therefore more dangerous conditions. Legalising it doesn't suddenly mean it's going to happen more than it does already, all it means is that when it does happen, it will actually be safe.


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Exactly. Abortion doesn't stop because you criminalise it. It still takes place, just under unregulated and therefore more dangerous conditions. Legalising it doesn't suddenly mean it's going to happen more than it does already, all it means is that when it does happen, it will actually be safe.

. Replace abortion with drugs and it also applies.
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I agree with Caltrek here. While I don't think it should be illegal, I also don't think that the government should condone it or support it financially in any capacity. At most, maybe there should be some regulations, but people should still be made responsible for their actions. Therefore, decriminalization would probably be the best route to take.



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Exactly. Abortion doesn't stop because you criminalise it. It still takes place, just under unregulated and therefore more dangerous conditions. Legalising it doesn't suddenly mean it's going to happen more than it does already, all it means is that when it does happen, it will actually be safe.

. Replace abortion with drugs and it also applies.

 

 

Very good point.


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Top Irish Diplomat Returns From Israel, Mideast Tour – Says 'We Are Fortunate to Live in Ireland'

 

https://www.haaretz....eland-1.6158069

 

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(Haaretz) Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney returned Saturday from a visit in Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan. Upon his arrival he tweeted, "we are fortunate to live in Ireland," with a picture of Ireland's green field and the other of Israel's desert. He later deleted the tweet. 

 

Coveney, who also serves as Ireland's foreign minister, met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday. He tweeted later that the meeting was "good" and "frank," and that he two discussed "concerns re Gaza and the need to progress a peace dialogue."

 

During his tour, Coveney also visited Ramallah in the Palestinian territories, Jordan and Cyprus. Upon his return home, he tweeted: "Just back from the Middle East - what a great country we are fortunate to live in #Ireland."

 

Simon Coveney

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Good frank meeting with @IsraeliPM tonight - main focus was on concerns re #Gaza and the need to progress a peace dialogue on MEPP. https://twitter.com/...4400318652417 …

 

Last month the… Irish government summoned the Israeli ambassador, Zeev Boker, to express its shock and dismay over the Gaza deaths. The summoning came after the United States officially opened its embassy in Jerusalem amid clashes between Israeli 

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Simon Coveney meeting with Netanyahu, June 7, 2018.

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Salesforce Is Building New Tower in Dublin

 

https://techcrunch.c...ds-of-new-jobs/

 

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(TechCrunch) Salesforce put the finishing touches on a tower in San Francisco last year. In October, it announced Salesforce Tower in Atlanta. Today, it was Dublin’s turn. Everyone gets a tower.

 

Salesforce  first opened an office in Dublin back in 2001, and has since expanded to 1,400 employees. Today’s announcement represents a significant commitment to expand even further, adding 1,500 new jobs over the next five years.

 

The new tower in Dublin is actually going to be a campus made up of four interconnecting buildings on the River Liffey. It will eventually encompass 430,000 square feet with the first employees expected to move into the new facility sometime in the middle of 2021.

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Brexit Chaos Stirs Talk of a Reunited Ireland

 

https://www.courthou...united-ireland/

 

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DUNDALK, Ireland (AP) — Irish republicans are expressing renewed hopes of reunifying their island in the wake of the U.K.’s recent Brexit proposals, seeing that as a solution to the problems that Britain’s departure from the European Union is bringing.

 

What to do about the border between the largely Catholic Republic of Ireland and the U.K.’s largely Protestant Northern Ireland has been the biggest stumbling block in Britain’s attempts to negotiate a departure deal with the EU. The biggest fear for many on both sides of the border is that a customs posts could spring up, threatening the economy and the fragile peace process.

 

Making Northern Ireland part of the republic would be one way to solve that problem.


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