Confronting realities of abortion debate
For decades, Ireland has attempted to find a balance between "honesty" and "deceit" on the subject of abortion. We have grappled with the subject legally, yet painful anomalies still stand.
The loaded charge of "deceit" comes from those who feel there has been a failure to recognise the thousands of women who leave here annually for abortions. And then there is also the traumatic problem of fatal foetal abnormality.
Few subjects are as explosive or as charged emotionally.