Thursday 23 November 2017

Ireland is not Gilead, no matter what the pro-choice brigade say

Red robes: Rosa campaigner Louisa Ni Eideain, with her seven-month-old son Tadhg Leperf, dressed as Handmaid during a pro-choice lobby at Leinster House. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Red robes: Rosa campaigner Louisa Ni Eideain, with her seven-month-old son Tadhg Leperf, dressed as Handmaid during a pro-choice lobby at Leinster House. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

In a time of unprecedented strife and rancour, where people seem further apart than any time in recent memory, the one thing we really need is... an abortion referendum.

And no, I'm not being facetious.

Because no matter how much madness this referendum will provoke, and no matter how hysterical and emotionally manipulative elements of both sides are bound to be, this country needs to lance a boil that has been festering for far too long.

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