Friday 9 December 2016

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

Published 04/02/2014 | 02:30

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.

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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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