Saturday 18 November 2017

The land where courage is a dirty word

Politicians vote on their conscience but women are denied the right to act on theirs, writes Gene Kerrigan

You can say what you like about those politicians who oppose the government Bill on abortion – and I intend to. But most are clearly acting on principle. And that needs to be acknowledged. And applauded. As in most such controversies, the instinctive stance of many in this abortion debate has been that of the bully.

If you vote for this Bill, we'll excommunicate you from the Catholic Church.

If you don't vote for this Bill, we'll excommunicate you from Fine Gael.

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