Sunday 11 December 2016

Women in Ireland continue to be fobbed off - even after the UN's stinging rebuke

Published 11/06/2016 | 02:30

Amanda Mellett Picture: Steve Humphreys
Amanda Mellett Picture: Steve Humphreys

Women are waiting. We are being fobbed off, stalled and kept dangling. A United Nations body uses uncompromising language to rebuke our Government over Ireland's strict abortion law. And still we are left waiting.

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The Health Minister tells us he is moved by the pain of those affected by the ban. And still we are left waiting. The Justice Minister tells us the UN finding is both stark and serious. And still we are left waiting.

Behind the placatory noises, here's what the administration is really saying to us. Hang on. No hurry. Don't rock the boat. We'll get there. Probably.

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