Religion panel reacts after Ireland repeals abortion ban



57 Responses

  1. Tyler Durden

    June 11, 2018 5:09 am

    I'm tired of dealing with this crap. God is going to bitch slap the world soon cause of all this shit.

  2. Lockdown FR

    June 11, 2018 6:34 pm

    The vote here had Facebook ban ads about abortion from outside Ireland (rich republican white men)to have a unmanipulated vote

  3. 24BIGDYL

    June 12, 2018 3:01 am

    We need more abortions, too bad the mothers of these religious nutbars didn't have abortions haha

  4. Barbara Manor

    June 12, 2018 5:26 am

    I love it that kids "matter" to them. Problem – they do just until they are born, not costing anything, not needing healthcare, clothing, education, housing, healthy and employed parents, a healthy environment, etc. But as soon as their misery shows the neglect of the system, they are molchers, criminals, irresponsible, etc. etc. Then they and their families on their own and all these religious hypocrites dwell in their righteousness. It is high time to leave the most personal decisions in life to the people who have to live it.

  5. sagi alex

    June 12, 2018 7:00 am

    Now the next step is making irish in schools an optional language. AT THE MINIMUM. Personally i would let it die but you should have the CHOICE of studying the language

  6. ciαnα !

    June 12, 2018 9:53 am

    yeah most of us made are conformation and communion but the younger gen arent v “holy”

  7. Denis J. Byrne

    June 12, 2018 4:11 pm

    PLEASE, would any woman who says abortion is a right th choose over her own body, tell me at waht point she considers the unborn to be a living, seperate entity? This question has been unanswered for 6 days.

  8. Andi Pandi

    June 12, 2018 11:03 pm

    jesus's core tenant was nothing to do with fucking children and expecting to get away with it ??


    June 13, 2018 6:43 am

    Let’s all believe in what the bible says like how we’re able to own slaves thats logical great news

  10. Emanuel Gonzalez

    June 13, 2018 7:06 am

    Catch me having only 2 kids at like 30 because I want to live my life and actually be financially prepared to support myself and them.

  11. derek eccles

    June 13, 2018 12:00 pm

    It's a woman's body it's a woman's right it's a woman's choice and by the way as a man who is from and lives in Ireland I will tell you we all HATE the EU so it's no protest vote and you should call that priest and tell him it's not pro abortion it's pro choice

  12. cosmo fate

    June 14, 2018 5:21 pm

    Most biased panel ever. You do not understand Irish people. Ireland is not a Catholic country you do not understand Ireland. Do you even know Irish people were once oppressed? Religion should not have a say in how a government works and the only Irish holiday you know is st Patricks day.

  13. jeep23862

    June 16, 2018 7:41 pm

    OK so lets accept the 40,000,000 abortion figure is true, that means the US's population today would have a minimum of 60,000,000, 40,000,000 plus the children they would have produced, extra mouths to feed, house educate, find jobs for, look after when sick.
    An body volunteering to pay the extra taxes to pay for that???

  14. Sarah Fitzsimons

    June 21, 2018 6:21 pm

    The church never ONCE dropped its position on abortion and is not at all an example of “liberalised Christianity” the church is just obsolete in modern Ireland. After years of child abuse, cover ups, a wildly successful paedophile exchange program, selling the stolen babies of single mothers to wealthy families overseas, imprisoning women in glorified work camps up until 1997 For the crime of not being “respectable” in Catholic Ireland, 35 years of countless women suffering and dying because of the restrictive abortion laws and the Catholic church insisting it is morally “just” all the while the horror stories of the perverse atrocities they committed when they had a vice-like grip on the country came trickling out. The people of Ireland just see them for the hypocrites they are, this issue was a medical and moral one, not a single person I met used the church as fulcrum on which they based their decision. And for the record the vast amounts of money that were funnelled into the “No” campaign were primarily from US donors who were members of non-Catholic right-wing fundamentalist groups trying to meddle in Irish politics. Also the birth rate is plummeting all across the west because no one can fucking afford to have children!! It's the capitalists society taken to it's logical extreme, on paper Ireland is one of the richest countries in the world and yet we have an unprecedented housing crisis, hospital shortages and homeless crisis (the worst in the history of the country), to qualify for a mortgage to purchase an average 3-bed home in the suburbs of Dublin now a couple must be making a combined 112,000eu with a 50,000eu deposit) Now, here is a fun list of all the other things the church in Ireland has actively campaigned against over the years;
    1944 – Tampons (may arouse women)
    1950 – Mother & Child Schemes (OBS-GYNE care, education and a grant given to women to help with childrearing costs)
    1970 – Studying at Trinity College (our top university which was traditionally all-male)
    1973 – Married women in the Civil Service (They didn’t want women to work and yet also didn’t agree with them being given state funding to help with the costs of raising their children, coz ya know, it was illegal for them to work)
    1985 – Contraception
    1986 – Divorce
    1993 – Decriminalization of homosexuality
    1996 – Divorce
    2005 – Ferns report into child abuse (a state-funded investigation into the widespread and horrific child abuse in church-run children’s homes)
    2010 – Civil Partnerships
    2013 – Abortions if mother’s LIFE was at risk
    2015 – Equal Marriage
    2018 – Abortion

  15. rachelmcadamslover

    June 25, 2018 6:44 am

    republicans, you lost your war against gays, and you will lose your war against abortion
    get used to it b.c people don't want to be controlled by religion

  16. F. Angus

    June 26, 2018 12:57 am

    The Catholic church in Ireland pissed away its moral authority on abortion, gay marriage, divorce and every over issue on which it once presumed to dictate how people should live.

    Priests raped and abused too many children, ruined the lives of too many women, took and sold too many babies, then covered up too many of these crimes in order to protect the church's authority and financial assets, to presume to speak from a position of moral righteousness. The corruption extends throughout the church from parish priests to bishops to cardinals, right through the Vatican, to the very top of the church hierarchy. The entire Catholic church is rotten to the core.

    The rejection of theocracy in favour of secularism is long overdue in Ireland. Let the priests moan and complain over the loss of their political power and their bogus pretence of moral authority – they have no one to blame but themselves. The average of Irish priests is over 70. They are dying off. In 2017, in all the seminaries in Ireland, only 7 men trained for the priesthood. Even among Catholics, no one even wants to be a priest anymore – what does that tell you?

  17. Ed Pooler

    June 30, 2018 3:45 pm

    If I were an atheist, I would still be against abortion because it would seem to me that a pregnant woman contains a 2ND body which is either already occupied by another person or is reserved for another person by nature. If I were an atheist I would view abortion as a crime against nature and maybe against a fellow human being, so let's not make this solely a religious issue because this is simply a question of right or wrong.

  18. Horse Person

    July 28, 2018 12:39 pm

    The catholic stereotype of many kids died out a lot years ago Ignore stereotypes look at facts

  19. Riveloper, LLC Mobile App & Web Development

    July 30, 2018 5:43 am

    I am anti-abortion, but intersection of church and state will not serve either well

  20. ahlads

    August 2, 2018 11:04 am

    This discussion is just odd. The yes vote was not religious people going to the left, it was the rejection of religion. People in Ireland are not religious anymore and it's a myth that Ireland is a Catholic country. The whole premise of this discussion is delusional because religion had no influence in the vote at all.

  21. John Dooley

    August 3, 2018 11:16 pm

    People cannot afford kids. Modern society does not allow people to have kids without there being a grave risk of dependency and poverty which educated people will not tolerate.

  22. David U

    August 21, 2018 6:36 pm

    Ireland has fallen, sadly so has many other countries…it's all about selfishness today and the fact that they're mainly Catholic says a lot.

  23. Steve

    August 23, 2018 6:36 pm

    We have entered into a time where good is bad and bad is good. Good morals are now an outdated concept to most people it seems.

  24. Hiroshima Hellzapoppin'

    September 15, 2018 12:19 am

    Religion in Ireland has not moved to the ''left'' (in an additional point,can you also stop extrapolating your understanding of political situations in your country to those around the world?), the RCC is still anti-abortion and their position has not changed. The country is just becoming less and less religious so what religious leaders think and say no longer has the power it once did over the lay people.

  25. Salt Of The Earth 3.70

    September 22, 2018 12:18 pm

    Im here in Ireland and not all of us voted yes. We the Irish have been hijacked by the gay agenda and george soros . Remember 1 million voted no and about 3 million said nothing. Ireland is split just like the u.n wanted..

  26. Hazel English

    October 19, 2018 12:49 am

    The Catholic Church presided over a dictatorship of Ireland. This is the social progress our country has embraced in light of gaining autonomy over the abuses of the Church. What's more, this laughably biased panel horribly misrepresents facts, failing to mention the rapid decline of the Church in the country. PS Irish people don't graduate with $200k debt, only Americans do – because people like you are regressing the society.

  27. Colin12475

    December 2, 2018 12:56 am

    If these pro-lifers are so concerned with saving the lives of unwanted babies, ask how many of them have adopted unwanted babies from orphanages? These rabid pro-lifers would tear down mountains to save the life of a fetus the size of a thimble but as soon as it's born, most of them would never give the baby a second thought.

  28. MrRedstardude

    December 22, 2018 8:46 am

    People like to blame the left for everything. But neoliberals would be the first to encourage abortion if the child was born to a family on the dole.

  29. Craig Bigelow

    January 26, 2019 1:34 pm

    America has to build a wall to keep Catholics out of America yet, they can't get birth control and are encouraged to have as many kids as possible.
    It's absolutely Insane!

  30. BadcatV smith

    March 21, 2019 7:24 am

    And the Americans start their debate on an Irish referendum on women's issues with a panel of 3 men and 1 woman………
    Irish adults, men and women, voted to repeal the 8th amendment – in a landslide win.
    And why such a determined effort to make this about religion and particularly the Catholic Church??? THAT was probably their biggest mistake.
    The catholic church has turned out to be a pretty rotten, money making, amoral cesspit. Not the best platform to use.
    And how about next time you look at such a fundamentally important issue in another country – talk to those who live there, who are living with the issues and are fighting them!
    Americans – less children being born?
    Debt, everywhere! America is getting richer but the vast majority of American citizens are getting poorer – financially it's a struggle for a couple to cope – it's a brave couple who'll risk taking on even one child when their finances are so fragile!
    It's the same in many countries. People aren't willing to trade their lives – where they're just about swimming financially – to step back toward poverty to try to raise a family.

  31. samantha smith

    May 18, 2019 11:53 am

    Yeah they had a say and authority over the women of Ireland for long enough proud of Ireland everything to celebrate 💪💪

  32. Paddy234

    July 20, 2019 3:38 pm

    I hope we Irish will regain our Catholic faith and will again respect ALL life. This society of moral relativism will only last so long, history has shown it never lasts and we as Christians while expected such a society to take forth know it will only lead to a renewal in the Christian faith in the world. The moral relativists days are numbered

  33. Orla Mccahey

    July 27, 2019 10:52 am

    Nothing got to do with religion anyone with a brain knows killing a living human being is wrong and its not supporting women. The mental health impact of abortion on women far outweighs the risks of giving birth and having a child. Shame on Ireland ashamed to be Irish.


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