There’s been a tonne of celebrations since the results of the referendum on Saturday, but there’s also been a lot of people voicing their anguish on the matter too.
Now that Northern Ireland are hopping on the movement, in order to legalise abortion up their end, we may be starting the whole revolution all over again in support of our neighbours. Abortion is legal in the UK and Ireland, but now Northern Ireland have been left in the middle and are beginning their own push towards bodily autonomy.
One Belfast Priest has made his views on Irelands vote for Yes clear. Father Patrick McCafferty, speaking in the Belfast Telegraph, said that couples looking to get married who voted Yes should “go to City Hall”. He claims that people abuse the teachings of the church to suit their own beliefs. He says it is “dishonest to have a wedding in a church if you don't respect or regard what the faith is about.”
He believes that Catholics who went against the teachings of the church on abortions are not good Catholics and that it is a “fiasco”.
“If you don't support the Church's teaching on a fundamental issue, why be hypocritical and dishonest by using the church for a day?”
Whether you are catholic or not, is it fair to be condemned by the church for the vote you’ve chosen to make?