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Last night.

Two unidentified members of from Speaking Of Imelda [a London-based  direct-action feminist performance group ‘that seeks to challenge the ongoing problem of Ireland making England the legal destination for abortion’] fixed a giant pair of Underpants to the railings of Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin calling for an “appeal to the Eigth Amendment and reproductive justice for Ireland”.

Speaking Of Imelda

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

34 thoughts on “Eighters Gonna Eight

    1. bisted

      …we’ll have abortion on demand much sooner than that….but there’ll be a two year waiting list.

    1. Healy Rae's love child.

      The unborn are unborn. So, it’s the woman’s decision whether she wants it to be born, or not. A human isn’t human until it’s breathed air.

      1. newsjustin

        Not human till they’ve breathed air!? What nonsense. What’s an 8 month old foetus? A porcupine?

        1. Niallo

          I’d hazzard saying, “a potential child” bearing in mind the old saying ” manys a slip twixt the lip and the cup”

      1. Jimmee

        The great thing about allowing abortion is now I no longer have to pretend to give a f*ck about homeless people dying.

        1. newsjustin

          I think Jimmee’s point is that allowing abortion sends out the clear message that it’s okay not to care about certain human beings. Especially ones that don’t fight their corner. Old, sick people would be a great target too.

          1. Jess

            Hence why every other country in the western hemisphere routinely kills its old and homeless since they all have abortion.

  1. andyourpointiswhatexactly

    I really think this red knickers thing is hugely inappropriate. It trivialises the seriousness of the issue having it slapped up on a painting on a massive pair of undercrackers.

    1. Don Pidgeoni

      I don’t see that at all. Pushing for change needs both serious debate as well as events that might be seen as more ‘attention-seeking’, though I was less into the pant-throwing at Enda myself.

      1. andyourpointiswhatexactly

        I spose so.

        Aye, I kept my apple-catchers to myself. Nobody deserved to have those flung at them.

  2. Yuphrum

    We should start a campaign to get women to stay at home at all times, take away their driving licenses, banning any and all forms of female contraception and stopping women from getting their tubes tied.

    After all we need to protect women who are incapable of making choices for themselves and who are only good for making babies and being part of a traditional family unit!

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  3. Surely They Wouldn't Lie To Us

    We will never have abortion on demand in Ireland.
    Just because we have the d4 liberals Ireland is quite conservative.
    I actually doubt the same sex marriage referendum will pass next year unfortunately.

  4. Hashtag Diversity

    Is there an app that the Irish Times or the Gardai can use to estimate the size of the protest? I make it 2, 3 including the media presence.

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