Loving The Eighth


This afternoon.

Leinster House, Dublin 2

Pro Life activists Caoimhe White and Sean Blackwell mark the occasion of the 34th anniversary of the passage of the Eighth Amendment which introduced a constitutional ban on abortion in ireland.

The amendment recognised the equal right to life of the mother and the unborn child and a referendum on the amendment passed by 67% voting in favour to 33% voting against.

Fight, etc.

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78 thoughts on “Loving The Eighth

  1. Rob_G

    “Quick Concepta – we need to find two people under 60 for a photo op! Find one with dyed hair so that we seem all edgy and current”

    1. It Won't Stand Up In Court

      How come Rob is allowed to make personalised and offensive comments about a woman’s appearance?

  2. TheRealJane

    And why not celebrate? Women strapped to gurneys and force fed, forced c-sections, women kept alive artificially, women dying of sepsis, women forced to remain pregnant and give birth to dead foetuses, women being forced abroad to get basic healthcare, girls being forced to give birth following rape.

    It’s all good.

    1. missred

      Not to mention pregnant folks are classed as a vulnerable person in this country and deemed incapable of making a medical decision, so procedures and examinations are performed on them without their consent and their wishes ignored! I’ll get the champers!

      1. Daisy Chainsaw

        NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED, you disgusting lush! How dare you threaten your preborn child with alcohol. We should lock you up in a laundry until you learn the error of your alcoholic, whoring ways.

        ps #loveboth

        1. newsjustin

          Alcohol isn’t recommended during pregnancy. That’s just medical advice from the HSE. Not a reflection on anyone and not a grand conspiracy.

          1. TheRealJane

            You don’t know anyone is pregnant here. Are you suggesting that women should be not drinking unless they can prove they’re prepregant?

          2. Daisy Chainsaw

            Women and girls should have to prove they’re prepregnant in order to buy alcohol. If they’re blessed with a gift of a preborn child then obviously they can’t be let near the booze aisle in supermarkets and completely banned from off licences. If it’s a gift for someone, other than another woman experiencing a blessed event, they can just politely ask a competent male to get it for them.

            Women can’t be trusted. That’s why we need the 8th amendment, to take all those choices away from them.

          3. Daisy Chainsaw

            And sometimes medical advice is to not get pregnant.

            Now, unless it’s made law that women should abstain from penatrative, vaginal sex unless it’s to procreate, women are going to have penatrative, vaginal sex and enjoy the hell out of it. If, as a result of a contraception failure, a pregnancy occurs, medical advice will be to terminate that pregnancy. NIMBY hypocrites like you won’t allow that to happen in this country, so it happens abroad instead or the woman will die. More martyrs to the blessed joy of 8th amendment sanctioned pregnancy, eh?

          4. edalicious

            So, sorry Justin, are you suggesting that most people behave in a responsible way when given a choice so it’s not necessary to legislate for it? Just to clarify your position.

      1. Cian

        Better the coercion of a woman to bear the rapist’s baby? Be forced to undergo medical treatment without her consent? Force her to either raise the child herself? or for it to be adopted?

        Or perhaps the rapist should raise the baby?

  3. missred

    I was at an 80s themed party at the weekend, met a fella dressed in white with a headband and the Choose Life anti-drugs slogan on his t-shirt. He said he got mistaken for a pro-lifer on his way up by an enthusiastic whooping person. He wasn’t from here so I had to explain the whole situation from start to the present day. His mind was blown

  4. joe blogs

    I hope they’re still there when i walk by in twenty minutes, ill give them a piece of my mind. Bottom hats

    1. scottser

      I just think he should knock her up and let them face a real life problem and not just retweeting a slogan.

  5. TheRealJane

    Also, if you were a smart person organising a campaign of this kind, you’d tell the lads to stay away. I mean, denying healthcare to people is one thing, but when you’re not going to be putting your own life or health at risk, sometimes it’s wise to pipe down.

  6. Oneilla

    They’re opposed to abortion.
    The 8th ammendment (per supreme Court) permits abortion.
    They support the 8th ammendment.

    Hmm… these clowns!! What’ll they do when the 8th ammendment is (eventually, hopefully) repealed? “The Bring Back the 8th Ammendment campaign” is a bit wordy.

      1. Oneilla


        I was trying to be smart and point out, in a convulted manner, that the Overton window has somewhat shifted away from the clowns pictured – or rather, away from their grandparents who tried using the constitution to stop abortion. Supreme court ruled in 1992 that abortion is constitutional (when the life of the mother is at risk etc etc).

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      I want to see the lazy hypocrites campaign to repeal the 13th. The 8th amendment doesn’t prevent Irish abortions, there’s at least 3000 a year. The right to travel kills all those preborn children and the so called pro life campaigners don’t care. Women and girls shouldn’t be allowed to leave the country without a certificate of pregnancy/non-pregnancy. If you’re not pregnant leaving you’ve nothing to worry about. If you’re pregnant leaving and not pregnant on your return, then you go to jail for 14 years. People who don’t support repeal of the13th amendment, but claim to be pro life are accessories to murder.

      1. newsjustin

        No, I think you’re taking that a bit too far Daisy. People have the right to travel places. And they will occasionally do things that are not legal here. You may not approve of what they do, but it’s not illegal.

        1. Daisy Chainsaw

          It’s not illegal because of the13th amendment. 12 Irish abortions – preborn murders – happen every day and so called pro life supporters don’t care because it’s outsourced to the UK. You can’t call yourself pro life and be okay with the 13th amendment. If you are then you’re as guilty as the woman having the abortion.

          1. newsjustin

            I guess you have something of a point. The 13th amendment perhaps gives the impression that it’s OK to have abortion in the UK. It’s not ideal.

            But I guess pro-life people need to pick their battles. The 8th has saved lives. It”s now under threat so important to retain it.

            In an ideal world, there’d be no abortion in the UK either.

          2. Daisy Chainsaw

            If the 8th is retained, the status quo remains and 3000+ Irish abortions will still go ahead in the UK and elsewhere because NIMBY hypocrites like you let them happen. Why are you afraid to repeal the 13th? Is it because it shows you up for a vindictive, antichoice, hypocrite who believes in punishing women who have notions about having sex for reasons other than procreation?

            The 8th hasn’t saved lives. That’s a pathetic fallacy repeated by so called “prolife” to justify their complicity in 3000+ annual murders. Women are dead because of the 8th amendment. Dying women have their dignity taken from them and they’re turned into incubating zombies to satisfy the laws beloved of womb watching foetus fetishists.

          3. mildred st. meadowlark

            Well said Daisy. Really well said.

            In fact, take a bow and have a congratulatory bottle of wine and this bucket of Ferrero Rocher.

          4. newsjustin

            As I said Daisy, you have a point re the 13th. But campaigning to retain the 8th doesn’t automatically mean people are delighted that abortions happen elsewhere in the world.

          5. Daisy Chainsaw

            Campaigning to retain the 8th is a lazy way of changing absolutely nothing. 170,000 documented Irish abortions have happened in the 34 years since the 8th amendment was passed. That number is probably a lot higher due to women and girls giving false information. Tell me how the 8th is saving lives when it’s retention will mean another 170,000 Irish abortions will have taken place by 2050?

            The only way to save Ireland from abortion is to repeal the 13th amendment. Why are so called “prolife” campaigners not prepared to show their true colours in this respect? Why only pay lip service to being against abortion when you’re complicit in the murder of 12 irish preborns a day?

          6. The Real Jane

            I’d have more respect (well, some respect) for the 8thers if they were campaigning for improved peri and post natal care for pregnant women. The sheer lack of medical and psychological care is shocking and the idea that some have the front to argue that it’s OK for women to be forced to remain pregnant against their will despite the neglect of the health services and have not a single word to say about it shows their horrible attitude towards women.

            Love them both indeed.

          7. newsjustin

            We’ll have to start a campaign to scrap the 13th so Daisy. In an ideal world though, no country would allow the abortion of the unborn.

            As you know, the ban on abortion in NI has saved 100,000 lives.

            Yes people still travel abroad to abort their babies, but many abortions are aborted. 100,000 in NI. I don’t know what the comparable figure is in ROI.

            We’ll start the campaign to repeal the 13th (and at the same time support those who fight against abortion in other countries) as soon as the current threat to the 8th amendment has passed. Good thinking Daisy.

          8. Cian

            Personally I’d love to be in a country that had the choice to have an abortion – but that also provided sufficient education (& contraception) to reduce the number of people accidently getting pregnant and better support that made having the child more appealing.

            I hope the 8 is repealed. And I hope that the pro-live then put their energy into reducing the numbers of people wanting/needing abortion.

            Oh, and well said Daisy.

      2. edalicious

        That would make for an interesting referendum; you get to keep either the 8th or the 13th, choose one.

    2. newsjustin

      Pro-amendment vs anti-amendment. That’s how it is.

      Unless the amendment was to be amended. Then people might have to amend their views.

      1. Daisy Chainsaw

        Why aren’t you campaigning to Repeal the 13th? Why is preborn murder okay when it’s done in England, but not in Ireland?

  7. Henry Woods

    The modern women is too stupid and clueless about contraception and sexual health, so the Repeal 8th Cult want abortion-death on demand rather than better sexual education.

    This is why the Irish Alt-academics in the insanely liberal educational institutions have to do their thinking for them whilst quickly subverting any resistance or intelligent debate.
    Picture a wall of screeching feminists, now imagine that wall stacked high with aborted fetuses, this will be the new building boom in the Liberal Age.

    I was observing the Strike4Repeal march a few months back and the visual horrors of large multi-coloured haired tattooed pierced sloths screeching at passersbys made me want to take up arms and smite all around me.
    I was thinking this isn’t Dublin, it’s not even Ireland, I’m living in some incredibly vicious and disgusting liberal paradise, the alternative to you Leftists is a lush green peaceful conservative Hell.

    There was one screecher screeching for ‘TransPeople4Abortions’ or something unbelievable horrifying to that nature.
    A green haired dress wearing ((man)), screaming for the right for him/it/xe/ to do what ‘she/he’ wanted with ‘his/her’ non-existent womb whilst being carried on some pedestal bawling into a megaphone by Neo-Europeans (non-whites) across the Luas construction site on O’Connell Bridge.

    These at-Irish will get their referendum, watered downed because our disgraceful health service could not and will not be able to deal with 1000 abortions a year, but it will not pass.
    And if by hooked nose or crook it does, the Age of Sanity in this country will pass.

    #2cents #blog #rant #myBroadsheet #mychoice

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Abortion-death. Interesting.
      Well, do you feel better now? Because I don’t, after reading that bilge.


      No matter what the outcome I reckon “green haired dress wearing ((man))” will be still playing hard to get, whether the womb transplant was a success or not.

    3. scottser

      That was impressive. You managed to alienate literally every section of society in one post. You win the travel bickle award for misfit loon of the day.

      1. Henry Woods

        3000 abortions a year, they said.
        Women are getting stupider which is why they’re easier to get into bed and having meaningless unprotected sex.
        Men are even stupider, but have zero say in any of this.

        1. Daisy Chainsaw

          On your back, Henry. Mama needs a hookup, you sexy thing… I’ll even let you leave the socks on.

          1. realPolithicks

            “It won’t work… he’ll be wearing his new anti-rape contraceptve device….”

            …underneath his cassock.

    4. Oneilla

      I think Henry is doing satire. But…. not sure.

      Most abortions are medical not surgical procedures so I’d imagine the health service will be able to cope (famous last words!).

      But anyway, supposing the 8th is repealed and abortion is legislated for, then I’d guess a lot of people will be paying privately.

    5. mildred st. meadowlark

      I reckon I know a bit more about my periods and vaginal discharge than you, dear Henry.

      I think I preferred your weather report.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        He wooed you with his weather reports and then came his nasty views.

        I saw through him when he made a glib remark about those horrible b@stard refugee children who didn’t have the decency to drown.

        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          An ex of mine used to make me ask them to play Weather Report every time we went to the Globe. The DJ never had it and it used to irritate him (the dj, not my ex) immensely.
          Good times.

    6. Andymac

      Well said Henry. it looks like the loons have taken the mad house when looking at these people protesting. Just in case you thought the chanting rants were not clear enough, they have to wear the uniform of nuts. Badly written on t-shirts random bits of metal stuck around there face and short Un kept hair, colored of course. Try asking a question and they come out with the same old propaganda and lies they’ve been fed. And no bit of logic or reasonable question is allowed enter their heads.

    7. snowey

      beautifully put henry.
      I must have passed the same march. “not a looker in the bunch” – to quote the captain mccallister

  8. Gabby

    Lots of emotions. People spend time discussing the emotions, mental capacity and personal demeanour of those whose opinions they don’t agree with. Go to other fora to discuss the issues.

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