Tuesday 24 January 2017

Niamh Horan: Abortion debate requires something greater than love

There is one quality we 
need above all when 
dealing with women
 contemplating abortion, says Niamh Horan

Published 24/08/2014 | 02:30

Protests: Hollie Leddy Flood and Fiona O’Neill at a Choice Ireland demonstration on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney
Protests: Hollie Leddy Flood and Fiona O’Neill at a Choice Ireland demonstration on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney

Abortion is the easiest thing in the world to be against. Until you find yourself in a crisis pregnancy.

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Most people reading this will be lucky enough never to find themselves in that position.

And because of social stigma and shame, most of you reading this will never know if your daughter, sister or best friend - even girlfriend - has ever gone through the traumatic experience of having to undergo an abortion.

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