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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 9:11 pm 
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Irish Times exit poll projects Ireland has voted by landslide to repeal Eighth Amendment

Ireland has voted by a landslide margin to change the constitution so that abortion can be legalised, according to an exit poll conducted for The Irish Times by Ipsos/MRBI.

The poll suggests that the margin of victory for the Yes side in the referendum will be 68 per cent to 32 per cent – a stunning victory for the Yes side after a long and often divisive campaign. See here for liveblog coverage of events across Friday in the referendum vote.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politic ... -1.3508861


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:40 am 
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Conservatives love to tell us that it's abortion that's "immoral," tho :problem:

http://www.magdalenelaundries.com/

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 8:00 am 
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That link is really slow to open on my browser ...

Anyway, here's a Wikipedia article on the same subject ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalene ... in_Ireland

The Magdalene Laundries in Ireland, also known as Magdalene asylums, were institutions of confinement, usually run by Roman Catholic orders, which operated from the 18th to the late 20th centuries. They were run ostensibly to house "fallen women", an estimated 30,000 of whom were confined in these institutions in Ireland. In 1993, a mass grave containing 155 corpses was uncovered in the convent grounds of one of the laundries.[1] This led to media revelations about the operations of the secretive institutions. A formal state apology was issued in 2013, and a £50 million compensation scheme for survivors was set up, to which the Catholic Church has refused to contribute.

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As the phenomenon became more widespread, it extended beyond prostitution to petty criminals, orphans, mentally disabled women and abused girls. A 2013 report made by an inter-departmental committee chaired by Senator Martin McAleese found no evidence of unmarried women giving birth in the asylum.[21] Even young girls who were considered too promiscuous and flirtatious, or too beautiful, were sent to an asylum by their families.[citation needed] This paralleled the practice in state-run lunatic asylums in Britain and Ireland in the same period, where many people with alleged "social dysfunction" were committed to asylums.[citation needed] Without a family member on the outside who could vouch for them, many incarcerated individuals stayed in the asylums for the rest of their lives, many taking religious vows.

Given Ireland's historically conservative sexual values, Magdalen asylums were a generally accepted social institution until well into the second half of the twentieth century. They disappeared with changes in sexual mores[citation needed]—or, as Finnegan suggests, as they ceased to be profitable: "Possibly the advent of the washing machine has been as instrumental in closing these laundries as have changing attitudes.

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You can read about abuse at these ... prisons? ... for young women. Many women said they were abused.

The movie Philomena, starring Judi Dench, is about one of these institutions, which often forced "fallen" women to give up their children and never see them again. In her case, her child went to America, grew up, and died, before she ever met him.

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These are more reasons I never believe it when people say "but whattabut the chillllllldrennnnnnn..." yeah, what about them.

The same people sit around and let this happen.

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