The Unionist view of the 8th amendment campaign.

redneck

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Hi, I am an undecided voter in this upcoming vote. However I am interested in finding out the views of Ulster Unionists. I know most of the Protestant churches have said allowing abortion up to 12 weeks is wrong. But there is one or two Bishops who want it repealed. There is also a Catholic bishop who will vote for repeal. If the 8th is kept how will Unionists percieve this? Will it be - A Catholic state, or will it be Protection of the unborn child?
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0205/938551-church-of-ireland-abortion/
https://www.ireland.anglican.org/news/7763/statement-on-the-proposal-to
https://www.presbyterianireland.org/News/2018-News-Archive/January-2018/Eighth-Amendment-Concerns-expressed.aspx
 


mac tíre

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Hi, I am an undecided voter in this upcoming vote. However I am interested in finding out the views of Ulster Unionists. I know most of the Protestant churches have said allowing abortion up to 12 weeks is wrong. But there is one or two Bishops who want it repealed. There is also a Catholic bishop who will vote for repeal. If the 8th is kept how will Unionists percieve this? Will it be - A Catholic state, or will it be Protection of the unborn child?
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0205/938551-church-of-ireland-abortion/
https://www.ireland.anglican.org/news/7763/statement-on-the-proposal-to
https://www.presbyterianireland.org/News/2018-News-Archive/January-2018/Eighth-Amendment-Concerns-expressed.aspx
If you mean Ulster Unionists as a people as opposed to the party, you will find that recent polls have found most are in favour of abortion in certain circumstances. It would be the same with SSM.

It appears Unionists are ahead of their politicians and churches on this issue, as far as I can see.
 

Paddyc

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Jim Wells, the DUP MLA and former Health Minister has marched in favour of retaining the 8th in Dublin. I'm not sure how much of an outlier he is though.
 

Telstar 62

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If you mean Ulster Unionists as a people as opposed to the party, you will find that recent polls have found most are in favour of abortion in certain circumstances. It would be the same with SSM.

It appears Unionists are ahead of their politicians and churches on this issue, as far as I can see.

After hurling abuse at Unionists on countless threads - you now speak for them!!:lol:
 

former wesleyan

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Jim Wells, the DUP MLA and former Health Minister has marched in favour of retaining the 8th in Dublin. I'm not sure how much of an outlier he is though.
Don't you mean out and out liar ?
 

Fats_Portnoy

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Hi, I am an undecided voter in this upcoming vote. However I am interested in finding out the views of Ulster Unionists. I know most of the Protestant churches have said allowing abortion up to 12 weeks is wrong. But there is one or two Bishops who want it repealed. There is also a Catholic bishop who will vote for repeal. If the 8th is kept how will Unionists percieve this? Will it be - A Catholic state, or will it be Protection of the unborn child?
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0205/938551-church-of-ireland-abortion/
https://www.ireland.anglican.org/news/7763/statement-on-the-proposal-to
https://www.presbyterianireland.org/News/2018-News-Archive/January-2018/Eighth-Amendment-Concerns-expressed.aspx
Ulster Unionists are opposed to extending the abortion act to Norn Iron so I would think they would support Retain.
 

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Hi, I am an undecided voter in this upcoming vote. However I am interested in finding out the views of Ulster Unionists. I know most of the Protestant churches have said allowing abortion up to 12 weeks is wrong. But there is one or two Bishops who want it repealed. There is also a Catholic bishop who will vote for repeal. If the 8th is kept how will Unionists percieve this? Will it be - A Catholic state, or will it be Protection of the unborn child?
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0205/938551-church-of-ireland-abortion/
https://www.ireland.anglican.org/news/7763/statement-on-the-proposal-to
https://www.presbyterianireland.org/News/2018-News-Archive/January-2018/Eighth-Amendment-Concerns-expressed.aspx
:confused:

Dont think this is the case.
 

Telstar 62

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Don't want to seem 'sectarian' - even though the abortion issue
isn't necessarily a religious one??:roll:

....Any old excuse will do for the Pro Choice lobby.....;)
 

Fats_Portnoy

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Back in '83 the No side claimed it was a sectarian amendment in that protestants were OK with abortion. If so why wasn't the abortion act extended to Norn Iron?
 

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Ulster Unionist parties are against the liberalisation of the abortion law in NI - their voters are not.

But sure who listens to their voters in NI? petunia
 

mac tíre

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After hurling abuse at Unionists on countless threads - you now speak for them!!:lol:
Apologies, if I had known you were going to appear on the thread I would have used crayons or a highlighter.

If you mean Ulster Unionists as a people as opposed to the party, you will find that recent polls have found most are in favour of abortion in certain circumstances. It would be the same with SSM...
If that is still too complicated I can use Lego bricks.
 

Glenshane4

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Hi, I am an undecided voter in this upcoming vote. However I am interested in finding out the views of Ulster Unionists. I know most of the Protestant churches have said allowing abortion up to 12 weeks is wrong. But there is one or two Bishops who want it repealed. There is also a Catholic bishop who will vote for repeal. If the 8th is kept how will Unionists percieve this? Will it be - A Catholic state, or will it be Protection of the unborn child?
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0205/938551-church-of-ireland-abortion/
https://www.ireland.anglican.org/news/7763/statement-on-the-proposal-to
https://www.presbyterianireland.org/News/2018-News-Archive/January-2018/Eighth-Amendment-Concerns-expressed.aspx
Does it really matter what Northern Ireland Prods think about abortion in Eire? For that matter, does it matter what Northern Ireland Catholics think about abortion in Eire?

Please get on with your referendum without wondering what any aliens think of you.
 

Gin Soaked

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If you mean Ulster Unionists as a people as opposed to the party....

It appears Unionists are ahead of their politicians and churches on this issue, as far as I can see.
In fairness, that is not a stellar achievement considering some of their pols think it the 1700's.

And that the earth is 5,000 years old.....
 

between the bridges

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As the self appointed spokesperson for god's chosen people moi says the view tis... Meh fecking mexicants...
 

brigg

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Ulster Unionist parties are against the liberalisation of the abortion law in NI - their voters are not.

But sure who listens to their voters in NI? petunia
We couldnt possibly allow politicians to do what ordinary voters want!
That would be populism!
 

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Who's the Catholic Bishop who says he's voting to repeal mentioned above?
I dont think there is one. (Open to correction)

A couple of COI Bishops have said they will vote to repel.
 

gerhard dengler

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Jim Wells, the DUP MLA and former Health Minister has marched in favour of retaining the 8th in Dublin. I'm not sure how much of an outlier he is though.
I've seen Wells attending the Pro Life rally's here in Dublin.
 


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