Dearbhail McDonald: Profound political cowardice gave rise to abortion muddle
Published 17/12/2010 | 05:00
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.