Sunday 26 March 2017

Why abortion pill should not be the answer in handling crisis pregnancy

'If you think the abortion pill should be easily available from chemists in Ireland, then you support abortion for any reason whatsoever.'
'If you think the abortion pill should be easily available from chemists in Ireland, then you support abortion for any reason whatsoever.'
David Quinn

David Quinn

If you support making the abortion pill available in Ireland, then you support abortion-on-demand. You can no longer say you support abortion only when the mother's life is in danger, or when her baby has a fatal foetal abnormality.

If you think the abortion pill should be easily available from chemists in Ireland, then you support abortion for any reason whatsoever.

The campaigners who arrived in Connolly Station in Dublin earlier this week having obtained abortion pills in the North, would make no bones about this. They had ordered the pills via the internet, had them delivered to addresses in the North, and then travelled up North and collected them. They arrived back in Connolly Station and then popped a few of the pills for the waiting photographers. The women were consciously copying feminists of an earlier generation who went up North on another train in 1971 to buy condoms and openly flout our anti-contraception laws at the time. They too, arrived back at Connolly Station to show what they had done, and to much greater fanfare.

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