Ireland moves toward legalizing abortion

Republic votes to remove constitutional ban on abortion by resounding two-thirds majority — 66% of the vote.

These people repealed the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution, a part of it that forbade abortion. But abortion is still not legal yet. The Irish legislature will have to pass a law legalizing it. But it is a step forward, and a sign of the weakening power of the Catholic Church in that nation.

As I mentioned earlier, early in 1879, a certain Anne Purcell decides that having five children is enough. So she gets an abortion. Here is who she would have aborted:

Margaret Sanger, an activist who supported birth control, and a villain for many opponents of abortion.

I also note that some anti-abortionists use a rather general version of “Look who would be aborted”: all supporters of abortion have been born, and not aborted.

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