John Bruton: Everything has changed since the X Case and it no longer stands
Published 29/04/2013 | 05:00
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.