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Call For Separation of Church and State in Ireland

326 Signatures Goal: 50,000

To the government of Ireland: A Call for Separation of Church and State

In response to the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar
and in response to all who have suffered under the abuse of the Catholic Church
in its ruling of institutions (that should be public and free of church influence) for SO many generations

we, the undersigned, call on the Irish Government to

1. immediately separate Church and State. The State must provide institutions of education and health and welfare free of church influence. Not one cent of Irish taxpayers' money should support any church in any way. No public institution should have religious icons or statues or any influence of a church displayed there. The public airways should not play the Angelus. This is essential to break the chains of oppression

2. ensure that those who were damaged by the church receive compensation and that the church (not the taxpayers) should pay that. Ensure that all those who now believe they are above the law because of their position in the church be shown very clearly by direct action that this is not the case

3. enact laws that protect women's rights in line with the directives of Europe including giving women the right to choose to terminate a pregnancy. We cannot continue to ignore the reality of those who travel daily to England because Ireland does not offer them the medical care they need

Signed

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  • Eileen Marley
    Eileen Marley United States, Beaverton
    Aug 18, 2015
    Aug 18, 2015
    I am not in favor of terminating a pregnancy. But I am not in favor of Irish girls going to England to do so. But Church and State must be separated. They are two separate entiities.
  • AL FARRELL
    AL FARRELL Philippines, Manila
    Nov 19, 2014
    Nov 19, 2014
    Mexico has it. The Philippines has it. It's high time and even far beyond the time for Ireland to have it.
  • AL FARRELL
    Nov 19, 2014
    Nov 19, 2014
    Mexico has it. The Philippines has it. It's high time and even far beyond the time for Ireland to have it.
  • Marianne M.
    Marianne M. Ireland
    Jul 07, 2014
    Jul 07, 2014
    I despair of Ireland - a hovel with absolutely no respect for women. Nothing has changed. The same morons coming out with the same crap, day and night. Not a civilised place. Irish Politicians - as corrupt a breed as can be found anywhere on earth! Shame on you Ireland ! You rot to the core !
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    Eileen Marley United States
    2 weeks ago
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    Leif Bodnarchuk United States
    2 weeks ago
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    Sarah Cullinane Ireland
    3 weeks ago
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    Aideen O'Sullivan Ireland
    3 weeks ago
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    Niall Naughton United Kingdom
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    Colin Redmond Ireland
    1 month ago
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    Yvonne Ireland
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    Kate Meleady Netherlands
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    Paul O'Kelly Ireland
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    Drew Bennett
    2 months ago
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    Michael Fox
    3 months ago
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    Barbara Ledwidge
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    Caroline Cassidy
    3 months ago
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    Barra Darcy
    4 months ago
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    Noah Donnelly
    9 months ago
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