Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

The Alice Glenn Report May 1986- ‘A Woman voting for Divorce is like a Turkey voting for Christmas’ September 10, 2009


‘A Woman voting for Divorce is like a Turkey voting for Christmas’ says Alice
We’ve moved on a bit since Alice, but this gives an idea of attitudes in the mid 80’s. Alice wasn’t a crackpot either as these views were fairly mainstream. She was a Fine Gael TD for Dublin Central at the time.
Well worth a read.

    

Amongst Other Divorce Referendum items on the site…
Alice Glenn Report 1987- ‘Why Fine Gael Divorced Alice Glenn’
Divorce Action Group- Yes to Divorce
1986- ‘The Association of Lawyers against the Amendment
1986 ‘The Balance of Compassion’ – ’12 reasons for saying no’
Labour Party ‘Yes’ to Divorce 1986

Also some leaflets of Parties and Independents of the Catholic Right
Parties and Independents of the Catholic Right
Abortion Referendum leaflets

 

2 Responses to “The Alice Glenn Report May 1986- ‘A Woman voting for Divorce is like a Turkey voting for Christmas’”

  1. […] 1986 ‘The Balance of Compassion’ – ’12 reasons for saying no’ ‘The Alice Glenn Report May 1986- A Woman Voting for Divorce is like a Turkey voting for Chris… Divorce Action Group- Yes to Divorce 1986- ‘The Association of Lawyers against the Amendment […]

  2. theraggedwagon Says:

    Woeful piece of literature … I do mean woeful. Alice lived in a world that denied the reality that not all marriages work. It was that same world that hid the reality behind the walls of Industrial Schools. Her leaflet does quote the Constitution where it mentions ‘imprescriptible rights’ of the family but fails to mention that those same ‘imprescriptible rights’ were of no use to the thousands of families whose children were snatched to feed the abusive machine which was totally owned and managed by the Church – the organisation she deferred to and supported totally.

    May she rest in peace.


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