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  •  Sinn Fein are more anti-abortion than Labour (7+ / 0-)

    Sinn Fein, while they may allow some exceptions, remain committed to outlawing abortion wherever and whenever possible.

    Irish Labour, which is what the Tanaiste is from, are openly pro-choice. They are a more viable electoral option than Sinn Fein and they are better on the issue.

    •  I got that feeling from what I had been reading. (2+ / 0-)
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      FarWestGirl, mookins

      But one article I read said that the vast majority of Irish politicians of all parties are terrified of this issue and will not do anything to anger the church.

      We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

      by Tamar on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 11:08:42 AM PST

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      •  They're not wrong (3+ / 0-)
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        Labour are pro-choice but they rarely say so loudly in public much. It's not just the Church though, public opinion is also hugely against them. But moments like this are exactly when they need to stand up for those principles.

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