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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:02 AM
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Irish teen wins abortion battle
Source: BBC

Irish teen wins abortion battle
An Irish teenager has won a High Court battle in Dublin to be allowed to visit Britain for an abortion.

The 17-year old was told by doctors her four-month foetus would not live more than a few days beyond its birth.

She is in the care of the Irish Republic's health service, which had issued an order stopping her from going to Britain.

Abortion is illegal in the Republic except when the mother is threatened by a medical condition or a suicide risk.

Thousands of Irish women get around the ban by privately travelling to the UK, where abortion was legalised in 1967, to undergo terminations.

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6639673.stm
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:06 AM
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1. Excellent. A 17 year old doesn't need more trauma.
Edited on Wed May-09-07 10:42 AM by sinkingfeeling
Edited to correct
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:07 AM
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2. agree
nt
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:24 AM
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3. Good for her! How many more don't "win"?
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happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:36 AM
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4. RIGHT TO CHOOSE.... one country at a time
GOP young ladies don't get abortions, they go on vacations to Europe and return "without that inconvenience."

Though I have difficulties with the concept of an abortion, I believe it is the choice of the closest individual to the situation-- the mother, to make that decision. It is too bad that so many middle-class working folks have latched that concept to their vote.

GO IRISH!!!
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Henny Penny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:24 PM
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6. We still have a long way to go...
but slowly and surely the fundies' grip is weakening.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:41 AM
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5. That's too bad this is an issue, glad the Court ruled in her favor.
Good for the Court.
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 03:08 PM
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7. We give our pets more compassion and respect
I simply cannot understand how anyone could force this on this poor girl and her even more unfortunate baby.

Life at ALL costs, my ass. They are nothing more than SELFISH B----ds, who don't give a crap about this girl OR her child.

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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 06:49 PM
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8. CUE THE VONAGE THEME!
And mind your own business!

:headbang:
rocknation
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demigoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 09:56 PM
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9. Listening to a program about the history of roe v wade, it occured to me that
the republicans will never actually outlaw abortion, they will just 'control' it to the point that only rich women will be able to get one. Poor women and those with insurance will be denied but the rich will be able to fund their own and get it whenever they like, just like they have always done.
Must keep up the surplus population so we have low wage slaves in the future.
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electron_blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-11-07 08:06 AM
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10. yup!
I totally agree.
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