Judges got it wrong in 1992
THE European court ruling does not mean that abortion must be legalised in Ireland. Further, the call for legislation of the 1992 Supreme Court decision on the X case is also dubious.
In the years following the X case, ground-breaking research on the best course for women facing unplanned or difficult pregnancies has confirmed the complete opposite to what the Irish judges assumed.
A recent study published in the European Journal of Public Health found that women who have abortions have a higher rate of suicide than those who continue with their pregnancies. Other studies have also found links between abortion and a higher incidence of psychological problems in women.