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Should Ireland Repeal the 8th Amendment?
Ireland Should Repeal the 8th Amendment
Irish people are already getting abortions, either by travelling to other countries or obtaining pills illegally. Repealing the 8th Amendment would allow them to access these abortions in a much safer, less expensive and more dignified way.
It allows for the termination of pregnancies in situations of rape.
Constitutional articles are brief and absolute and as such are not suited to contentious points.
It allows for termination in cases of Fatal Foetal Abnormalities where the foetus would not survive independently outside the womb.
It takes the question of women's health out of the hands of the government and gives women bodily autonomy.
This is too complex an issue to leave in the hands of politicians.
A long history of violently oppressing women cannot be solved by taking that same mentality and turning on another section of the human race. Abortion does not liberate women.
Bodily autonomy begins in the womb
It is possible to modify Amendments without repealing them. This might offer a solution which would keep more of the populace happy.
The right to life of the fetus would be removed
The Catholic Church has come out against it.
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