Why doesn't Sabina Higgins respect the right to life of my nine-year-old daughter?
Published 11/05/2016 | 02:30
I was returning home from the morning school run when I first saw the headline. There it was in the newsstand in great bold letters in my local garage.
So I read that Sabina Higgins, the wife of President Michael D Higgins, had told midwives in Trinity College the fact that a woman could be made to carry a pregnancy to term in a case of "fatal foetal abnormality" was an "outrage".
I thought of my nine-year-old daughter, Kathleen Rose, whom I had hugged and kissed that morning as she set off for another school day. I thought of how beautiful she looked as she giggled and waved excitedly at her little brother and sister through the bus window.