Monday 23 April 2018

Joanna Kiernan : Get your hands off our wombs, Lucinda

Joanna Kiernan

Joanna Kiernan

I am not a mother. I have never been pregnant. I would not presume to know or appreciate fully the highs and lows of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood.

In her speech in the Dail last week, calling for amendments to the already very restrictive abortion legislation, Fine Gael TD and Minister for Foreign Affairs Lucinda Creighton made the point that she has never met a woman who regretted having her child, but has met women who regret their abortions.

I wonder if Lucinda has ever met a woman who felt she would have preferred to have her children at a different time in life perhaps, or in different circumstances? I have met plenty.

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