Tuesday 24 January 2017

Law on abortion has to be clarified

Published 15/11/2012 | 17:00

THE death of Savita Halappanavar has shocked a nation and reignited the controversy over abortion. It will have international repercussions, especially with regard to the role of the European Court of Human Rights.

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But the first thoughts of all humane people must be with a family plunged into agony. Their joyful expectation of a birth has turned into profound grief mixed with an element of disbelief. A young woman and her baby have both died.

And their second reaction should be one of calm and objective deliberation.

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