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As Catholic influence in Ireland wanes, some hope abortion will be legalized


As Catholic influence in Ireland wanes, some hope abortion will be legalized
Religion News Service

24, 2016, in Dublin to urge the Irish government to repeal the eighth amendment to the constitution, which enforces strict limitations to a woman's right to an abortion. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-IRELAND-CATHOLIC, originally transmitted on May 16, 2017.DUBLIN (RNS) Bronagh Matthews, an office manager in her 30s, lives on the rural edge of North County Dublin. She attended an all-girls Catholic high school and a Catholic college and still identifies as Roman Catholic.But Matthews fancies herself the âhatching, matching and dispatchingâ variety, offering a whimsical summary of her current Mass attendance, which primarily involves baptisms, marriages and funerals. She also favors abortion rights ânot because I agree with it, but because I think it should come down to the individual choice of the woman,â and feels Ireland could do with less interference from the Roman Catholic Church.

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