Thursday 15 November 2018

The fight to keep Irish abortions in England

It is an issue of conscience, but only one side actually gets to exercise its conscience, writes Gene Kerrigan

Carol Nolan, Sinn Fein TD from Offaly, is campaigning tirelessly to keep the Eighth Amendment in the Constitution. Many of us strongly oppose that view, yet we cannot deny Nolan's sincerity.

"I was bound by my conscience", she told The Irish Times. "I am acting on my conscience and my beliefs."

She was suspended by Sinn Fein for acting against party policy, which is to repeal the Eighth.

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