Saturday 22 September 2018

The press must be a platform for informed debate on the Eighth

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Shona Murray

The Irish State is on the verge of a vote on the most divisive of political issues - abortion.

Part of the reason the Government agreed to hold a referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment is that no woman of child-bearing age has had a say on a matter that directly concerns them.

This is notwithstanding the fact the debate centres primarily on Irish women having access to the best form of healthcare possible - which is the reason why a referendum is necessary.

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