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    CookieMonster CookieMonster is offline

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    Ireland's abortion services to be available by January next year

    Following the huge support for repealing the 8th amendment, the government is pressing ahead with provision of liberalised abortion services in Ireland and available by January next year.

    One of the more interesting points under discussion is the establishment of "safe zones".
    areas around premises where abortion services are provided where patients and staff can go without fear of intimidation or harassment, and without being subjected to posters or protests.
    Sad that such things are needed, but given the antics of some of the anti-abortion campaigners I think it's very important that such provisions be included. It also signals that clearly a lot of thought is going into this.

    Despite bringing this legislation to Cabinet, it can not be enacted until two applications to block the result of the referendum are dealt with in the courts.It is the Government’s intention to make this health service available in Ireland in January 2019.
    It seems everyone is fairly confident these batshít cases won't succeed.

    Liberalised abortion services to be made available in Ireland by January
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    Actually, the safe zones are to stop abortophiles cheering and opening the bubbly as the victims arrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster View Post
    Following the huge support for repealing the 8th amendment, the government is pressing ahead with provision of liberalised abortion services in Ireland and available by January next year.

    One of the more interesting points under discussion is the establishment of "safe zones".

    Sad that such things are needed, but given the antics of some of the anti-abortion campaigners I think it's very important that such provisions be included. It also signals that clearly a lot of thought is going into this.


    It seems everyone is fairly confident these batshít cases won't succeed.

    Liberalised abortion services to be made available in Ireland by January
    Safe Zones are a good idea - but the loons who protest abortion with their giant images of abortions don't just protest outside "abortion providers" - they also protest outside maternity hospitals. Its very upsetting for women who, for example, have had a miscarrage.

    It would be ironic if maternity hospitals had to start providing abortions just so they could get 'safe zone' status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gleeful View Post
    Safe Zones are a good idea - but the loons who protest abortion with their giant images of abortions don't just protest outside "abortion providers" - they also protest outside maternity hospitals. Its very upsetting for women who, for example, have had a miscarrage.

    It would be ironic if maternity hospitals had to start providing abortions just so they could get 'safe zone' status.
    I would imagine maternity hospitals will be providing abortion services, as they do in a restricted manner currently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster View Post
    areas around premises where abortion services are provided where patients and staff can go without fear of intimidation or harassment, and without being subjected to posters or protests.
    Basically a curtailment of freedom of expression. An example of how liberalism is capable of being illiberal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCroppyBoy View Post
    Basically a curtailment of freedom of expression. An example of how liberalism is capable of being illiberal.
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    Presumably this all depends on the current court case being disposed of quickly and the verdict being in accordance with the government's wishes?
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    Is Harris actually doing anything else at the moment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCroppyBoy View Post
    Basically a curtailment of freedom of expression. An example of how liberalism is capable of being illiberal.
    Assault is now a "freedom of expression", right wingers really need to get out more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Is Harris actually doing anything else at the moment?
    Have you not noticed the health service is totally fixed?
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