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  •  It would behoove us to respond in a decent (1+ / 0-)
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    mookins

    manner and give Gilmore and the Tanaiste the benefit of the doubt to work on this.  Ye of little faith don't move mountains.

    That was a good response from Gilmore, and Doreen. Measured and respectable. And the man gave his word that although six Governments hadn't dealt with it, "this won't be the seventh."

    The Irish pretty much stand by their word. He'll do what is in his power to make this happen.


    One may live without bread, but not without roses.
    ~Jean Richepin
    Bread & Roses

    by bronte17 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 03:39:20 PM PST

    •  I'm not doubting Gilmore's intentions or beliefs (0+ / 0-)

      (and plan to send a thank you to them for responding) but since he's not a member of the ruling party and the ruling party is apparently quite a bit more conservative, I do doubt his ability to get something done.

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

      by Tamar on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 03:46:50 PM PST

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      •  And, he said that he would do what he could (0+ / 0-)

        to make this happen so that no young woman ever dies a needless death again.

        If the ruling party refuses to budge, it won't be because Eamon Gilmore didn't give it his best.

        He sent a very decent and humane reply to you. He deserves the respect and opportunity to do his best.


        One may live without bread, but not without roses.
        ~Jean Richepin
        Bread & Roses

        by bronte17 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 06:50:16 PM PST

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    •  p.s. remember, they were supposed to have taken (1+ / 0-)
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      care of this after their supreme court ruling in 1992, 20 years ago.
      Apparently Irish women get abortions when they need them by going to England and that allows the conservatives in the Irish government to be pure enough for the Catholic church.
      But it doesn't work very well in an emergency situation like Savita's and it speaks very poorly of the respect these men running the Irish government have for the female citizens of their country.
      Just as Todd Akin, Joe Walsh, Mourdock and other Republicans are representative of the Republican lack of respect for women's rights, dignity and health in this country.

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

      by Tamar on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 03:52:06 PM PST

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