Saturday 23 September 2017

We cannot fail to act on this again

THE Government will decide by the year end which option put forward by the expert group on abortion to implement.

The announcement, including confirmation that there will be a full Dail debate on this intractable issue, could go some way to redeeming the sorry way the State has handled the public controversy surrounding the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar.

Long before the expectant Indian mother's plight shocked the country, the Irish Government was under international pressure to implement the European Court of Human Right's decision, in 2010, that Ireland had failed to properly implement the Supreme Court decision in the 1992 X case.

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