Sunday 21 January 2018

Law on abortion has to be clarified

THE death of Savita Halappanavar has shocked a nation and reignited the controversy over abortion. It will have international repercussions, especially with regard to the role of the European Court of Human Rights.

But the first thoughts of all humane people must be with a family plunged into agony. Their joyful expectation of a birth has turned into profound grief mixed with an element of disbelief. A young woman and her baby have both died.

And their second reaction should be one of calm and objective deliberation.

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