Abortion debate has much to learn from equality referendum
When it comes to abortion, constructive discourse is often sacrificed for 'balance' and this has got to change
Published 05/07/2015 | 02:30
Is there anything to be said for having a mature, compassionate conversation about abortion? Politicians, terrified of losing their seats, have ruled out any constitutional or legislative change this side of the general election.
But you would think we are in the final days of an abortion referendum and I'm exhausted even thinking about it.
Yesterday, pro-life and pro-choice supporters took to the streets of Dublin, staging rallies and counter-rallies to maintain/repeal the Eighth Amendment.