The greatest tools in the arsenal of the pro-life argument are appeals to emotion, psychological manipulation, demonstrable lies and, “I have a right to my opinion” as a way to shut down any attempt at critical thinking.
I’m so excited for life!
I’m alive right now.
I got to see gay marriage become legalized in my own country.
I got to see ireland fight a ban on abortion and W I N, giving me hope for women everywhere!
I get to see rape actually being talked about!
Internalized and systematic racisim is being noticed, discussed, and fixed bit by bit!
People are becoming more accepting of individuals from all walks of life!
We are embracing differences!
I have so much hope for women, races, and yes even the irreligious communities 💚
Yes, we have a lot of problems. No everything is not great, but everyday we take a few steps further.
Today is a good day to be alive, and tomorrow will be even better!!!!
Enjoy being alive 💚💛💚
And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Don’t try to separate the pro-choice movement from abortion; that only stigmatizes abortion and hurts people who have had abortions or who are seeking/will seek one!
I dont agree.
I dont think “pro-abortion” is a proper description.
I dont want abortion to be abundant. I dont want it to be a first choice. I dont want it to stick around. I want to get to a place where abortions are unneeded. Where sex has less risk of resulting in unwanted pregnancy(i.e. Easier to manage the risk- more education on sex, better birthcontrols with less side effects).
I want personal and social reasons like financial issues and the earths health to be virtually non-existent lowering the rate of abortions.
I want medical causes to be prevented or fixed without abortion being necessary.
I want early(wanted) fetuses/embryos to be able to be born without extreme complications for how early they are.
I dont believe abortion is wrong, but between cost and the stress it puts on a womans body(not even considering the emotional stress some women face with it or the stress on the body by the initiation of pregnancy), I would love abortions to be boarderline if not entirely non-existent.
But that’s not an option right now. Right now we have poor sex education, birth control that is hard to get- manage- or has too many side effects, an abundance of personal and social issues, medical conditions we cant prevent or treat, and extensive complications with premature births.
I am not pro-abortion, I am not against a woman getting them. There is no shame in abortion, and those who need one will always be supported by me. I dont support abortions, but I support a woman’s right to choose.
The Eighth Amendment is to be removed from the Irish constitution.
For the first time in Irish history, women are equal citizens under the law.
The Eighth Amendment to the Irish constitution was designed to stop abortions, and was passed into law with the heavy influence of the Catholic Church.
There is the real possibility that it hasn’t prevented a single abortion. Thousands of women travel to England each year for abortions they need, and unknown numbers of women import abortion pills, which they are forced to take without medical supervision.
It’s time to deal with our own women’s healthcare issues and quit expecting the wonderful people of the NHS to do it for us.
Vote “Yes” on the 25th of May.
On May 25, Ireland will hold a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment of our constitution, which effectively criminalised abortion in nearly all cases. This is a photo of me advocating a “Yes” vote that Tipperary Together For Yes have used in their campaign.
If you would like to learn more about how you can help create a more compassionate Ireland, have a look at Together For Yes, the umbrella organisation which includes Atheist Ireland among many others.
If you’re wondering what the hell this has to do with atheism, feel free to read this article I wrote for Areo Magazine explaining the relationship between the Catholic Church and our ostensibly secular government on this particular issue.
There will be a referendum in Ireland to repeal the Eighth Amendment (which would effectively decriminalise abortion) on Friday, May 25th.
This blog supports a vote to repeal, for reasons which are outlined in some detail here.
I understand women’s rights may not be directly related to atheism, so I’m going a bit off the reservation here, but you can expect more pro-choice stuff until we get the Eighth Amendment removed.
Hopefully, after May 25, I’ll never have to post about it again.