Tuesday 6 December 2016

Caring electorate will vote to repeal Eighth Amendment

Published 30/05/2015 | 02:30

'The woman was spat at by campaigners. This cruel intolerance of women’s suffering cannot continue'
'The woman was spat at by campaigners. This cruel intolerance of women’s suffering cannot continue'

Nobody could be more surprised at the joyous outcome of the referendum than Taoiseach Enda Kenny. He could bask in a golden light that reflected a Government who supported marriage equality. He could not have seen it coming.

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Ireland's youth and diaspora who registered and who came 'home to vote' together with the rest of us committed to abolishing suffering, showed there is broad scope to embrace real tolerance.

It gives me hope that Fine Gael may once again listen to their Labour partners in Coalition and commit to alleviating the human misery imposed by the Eighth Amendment and change the Protection of Life During Pregnancy (PLDP) Act.

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