Poll

Are you in favour of repealing the 8th amendment?

Yes
47 (21.8%)
Yes but have no vote
73 (33.8%)
No
40 (18.5%)
No but have no vote
36 (16.7%)
Undecided
20 (9.3%)

Total Members Voted: 216

Voting closed: May 24, 2018, 03:36:55 PM

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Re: Eighth Amendment poll
« Reply #795 on: May 25, 2018, 12:23:58 AM »
Anyone pregnant girl 17 or under has been raped in the eyes of the law
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Re: Eighth Amendment poll
« Reply #796 on: May 25, 2018, 07:19:34 AM »
Yes 57 No 43 is my prediction.
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« Reply #797 on: May 25, 2018, 07:28:52 AM »
So out of interest...

I see there is this hometovote thing going on. Obviously the numbers would likely be too small to make a significant difference to the result but I was wondering

Whats the legality of that? Aren't they non-residents and thereby not eligible to vote?

The elephant in the room of course is the million or so people in the north that are non resident citizens and do not have the right to vote.

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« Reply #798 on: May 25, 2018, 08:49:15 AM »
So out of interest...

I see there is this hometovote thing going on. Obviously the numbers would likely be too small to make a significant difference to the result but I was wondering

Whats the legality of that? Aren't they non-residents and thereby not eligible to vote?

The elephant in the room of course is the million or so people in the north that are non resident citizens and do not have the right to vote.

If you were resident within the last 12 months you are eligible to vote.
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Re: Eighth Amendment poll
« Reply #799 on: May 25, 2018, 09:03:06 AM »
So out of interest...

I see there is this hometovote thing going on. Obviously the numbers would likely be too small to make a significant difference to the result but I was wondering

Whats the legality of that? Aren't they non-residents and thereby not eligible to vote?

The elephant in the room of course is the million or so people in the north that are non resident citizens and do not have the right to vote.

No elephant, they shouldn’t have a say as they were never a resident.

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Re: Eighth Amendment poll
« Reply #800 on: May 25, 2018, 09:09:37 AM »
So out of interest...

I see there is this hometovote thing going on. Obviously the numbers would likely be too small to make a significant difference to the result but I was wondering

Whats the legality of that? Aren't they non-residents and thereby not eligible to vote?

The elephant in the room of course is the million or so people in the north that are non resident citizens and do not have the right to vote.

If you were resident within the last 12 months you are eligible to vote.


It's more nuanced that that. I think it's 18 months but there must be an intention to return (which is grey/wooly to put it mildly).

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Re: Eighth Amendment poll
« Reply #801 on: May 25, 2018, 09:10:50 AM »
Most of them are young lads and girls in the middle of a couple of years away from home. The vast majority will return to Ireland to live and settle down, so of course they are entitled to a say in the future of our country. Fair play to them.

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Re: Eighth Amendment poll
« Reply #802 on: May 25, 2018, 09:14:45 AM »
Going to sign off for today with this - thank to those who engaged in discussions with me here. I obviously hope you vote yes. I hope you didn't find me too forceful in my opinions. I have strong beliefs but wouldn't want to upset anyone, genuinely.

I hope that when all this is over we can work together for a better Ireland where people's mental and physical health and wellbeing are prioritised first and foremost. Where we have a proper, functioning health service that is free to all and fit for purpose. Where we help people with their mental health and not just ignore and pretend it doesn't exist. It's not survival of the fittest - we're human beings capable of love and empathy and I think this should be our priority. Whatever side of this discussion you're on, if we fix these problems there will be fewer abortions, no matter where they take place.

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« Reply #803 on: May 25, 2018, 09:24:34 AM »
Good man seanie. I'll be voting No but I can understand also why someone would be voting Yes.
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« Reply #804 on: May 25, 2018, 09:35:33 AM »
Going to sign off for today with this - thank to those who engaged in discussions with me here. I obviously hope you vote yes. I hope you didn't find me too forceful in my opinions. I have strong beliefs but wouldn't want to upset anyone, genuinely.

I hope that when all this is over we can work together for a better Ireland where people's mental and physical health and wellbeing are prioritised first and foremost. Where we have a proper, functioning health service that is free to all and fit for purpose. Where we help people with their mental health and not just ignore and pretend it doesn't exist. It's not survival of the fittest - we're human beings capable of love and empathy and I think this should be our priority. Whatever side of this discussion you're on, if we fix these problems there will be fewer abortions, no matter where they take place.

Well said Seanie and well done.

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« Reply #805 on: May 25, 2018, 09:39:02 AM »
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/floating-voter-debates-the-eighth-with-mcguirk-and-noone-young-men-could-rebel-against-yes-36942319.html
He also said he would discourage a family member from having an abortion if they became pregnant as a result of rape.
“I wouldn’t condemn them if they did. I have a friend who was born as a result of a rape and I can’t look him in the eye and tell him he shouldn’t be here,” Mr McGuirk said.
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Re: Eighth Amendment poll
« Reply #806 on: May 25, 2018, 09:42:54 AM »
When Michael McDowell was Attorney General in 2002, he proposed an amendment to the 8th....
The subsection shall not invalidate laws enacted by the Oireachtas to permit and regulate the termination of a pregnancy which is alleged in a prescribed form to be the result of a crime committed against the mother

Accepting the difficulties of subsequent legislation for rape, it shows that addressing many scenarios via an amendment could have been quite straight forward.

And Sid, any thoughts on my last post ?


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Re: Eighth Amendment poll
« Reply #807 on: May 25, 2018, 10:17:10 AM »
Going to sign off for today with this - thank to those who engaged in discussions with me here. I obviously hope you vote yes. I hope you didn't find me too forceful in my opinions. I have strong beliefs but wouldn't want to upset anyone, genuinely.

I hope that when all this is over we can work together for a better Ireland where people's mental and physical health and wellbeing are prioritised first and foremost. Where we have a proper, functioning health service that is free to all and fit for purpose. Where we help people with their mental health and not just ignore and pretend it doesn't exist. It's not survival of the fittest - we're human beings capable of love and empathy and I think this should be our priority. Whatever side of this discussion you're on, if we fix these problems there will be fewer abortions, no matter where they take place.

Well said Seanie. I will be voting yes.
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Re: Eighth Amendment poll
« Reply #808 on: May 25, 2018, 10:25:22 AM »
One thing that doesn't get enough attention re abortion rates is insightful sex education. Teenagers shouldn't have to learn from porn.
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Re: Eighth Amendment poll
« Reply #809 on: May 25, 2018, 10:26:02 AM »
When Michael McDowell was Attorney General in 2002, he proposed an amendment to the 8th....
The subsection shall not invalidate laws enacted by the Oireachtas to permit and regulate the termination of a pregnancy which is alleged in a prescribed form to be the result of a crime committed against the mother

Accepting the difficulties of subsequent legislation for rape, it shows that addressing many scenarios via an amendment could have been quite straight forward.

And Sid, any thoughts on my last post ?

Why diodn’t the citizens assembly make these recommendations if it was straight forward?