Sunday 21 January 2018

Abortion: last great battleground in the fight for the soul of Ireland

THERE has been a near collective rush to judgment, some of it bordering on near hysteria based on ill-founded comment, as the country engulfs itself in another abortion paroxysm.

While acknowledging at the outset the terrible heartbreak of Savita Halappanavar's husband, following the tragic death of his wife, it is crucial that basic natural justice applies to all the medical and other staff involved in this case.

The presumption of innocence until proven guilty surely applies in a matter literally of life and death. Some very serious, and very simplistic allegations are being made, about a medical predicament which involves finely tuned and potentially high-risk decision-making by the medics involved.

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