Why abortion is still the secret that women won't reveal to their friends
Published 05/03/2014 | 02:30
Every day, 11 women from this country travel to the UK to have an abortion – when are we going to acknowledge their existence?
For more than 20 years, since the X Case judgment, discussion of abortion in Ireland has largely been confined to those very limited cases where pregnancy poses a threat to a woman's life.
It is a measure of just how perverse the debate in Ireland is that legalising abortion, only in instances that would save a woman's life, proved a matter of controversy for two decades.