Alex White: The Eighth Amendment will never be repealed - unless Labour is in power
I campaigned against the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution in 1983, and I look forward to the day it is repealed. It prevents Ireland from having a humane framework to deal with tragic cases, such as the pregnant women whose babies have been diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality.
It has created a constitutional morass that doesn't even deliver what its advocates said they wanted. Worse, the amendment endangers the health and well-being of Irish women.
But we shouldn't make the assumption that achieving a repeal of the Eighth will be easy.