We’ve set up this thread to cover the political and social aspects and implications of the Irish abortion referendum.
It is very specifically NOT for discussion on abortion itself: any comments on that should continue to go on the An Exchange on Abortion thread. Equally, comments about the political/social aspects and implications of the Irish result should be posted here, not there.
There have already been several relevant comments posted on the Open Discussion thread – May 2018 and An Exchange on Abortion threads. In the interests of keeping this discussion here, we have removed them from those threads and put them here instead. Not something we normally do, since they will all show as having been posted by us, but in this case it’s the only way of maintaining the correct sequence.
For copyright reasons, could we ask users not to post the contents of entire articles from other sources, please. A link plus a few key lines from the text is generally acceptable, but for understandable reasons, news sources tend to object to their entire content being made available elsewhere. We realize that access to some news content is restricted geographically, but this, too, is for legal reasons and, as a site that features so many news sources, we do need to be careful to comply.
Thanks – The mods