Wednesday 29 March 2017

John Bruton: Everything has changed since the X Case and it no longer stands

INTRODUCING a law that would say a threat of suicide was a ground for abortion is not something that should be done under the pressure of artificial deadlines.

I know of no other area of law where a threat of suicide is sufficient to make legal what would otherwise be illegal.

The notion that a simple threat of suicide would make right something that would otherwise be wrong is a really dangerous principle.

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