Thursday 26 April 2018

A pro-life Enda would declare support for the Eighth Amendment

Enda Kenny has said we ought to have a constitutional convention on the issue of abortion. That will certainly come back and recommend either deleting or replacing our pro-life constitutional amendment
Enda Kenny has said we ought to have a constitutional convention on the issue of abortion. That will certainly come back and recommend either deleting or replacing our pro-life constitutional amendment

David Quinn

Since 1983 this country has had three referendums on the nature of marriage and three on abortion and the right to life. It now seems very likely that we will have a fourth referendum on abortion within the next three years or so.

Coincidentally, this week saw the 20th anniversary of the divorce referendum of 1995 which split the country right down the middle.

To mark the occasion, some commentators have been loudly proclaiming that the prediction by anti-divorce campaigners that we would soon have very high American and British-style divorce rates has proven to be completely untrue.

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