Saturday 29 April 2017

Dearbhail McDonald: Profound political cowardice gave rise to abortion muddle

Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

WHEN it appeared before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) last year, the Government claimed there was a clear and bright blue line in our law that determined when a woman whose life was at risk could terminate her pregnancy.

It was unfortunate it invoked the analogy of the bright blue line.

This is the faint feature on a home pregnancy kit that deepens to confirm a pregnancy that may compel a woman into a mental or physical crisis.

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