Monday 29 May 2017

Dearbhail McDonald: Real issue is failure of lawmakers to do their job

Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

IT is a strange sight seeing six men and one woman, the Chief Justice Susan Denham and her Supreme Court colleagues, debating the essence of motherhood in the landmark surrogacy appeal.

Strange because science, for now at any rate, dictates that only women can experience pregnancy.

It is also strange to see the State argue that only the Oireachtas, as a matter of public policy and law, can decide who is a mother.

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