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Friday 17 November 2017

Legislative void exists on abortion 

PEOPLE SOMETIMES feel that politics is removed from the lives of ordinary people. Try telling that the Savita Halappanavar's grieving husband. Savita's tragic death is directly linked to political cowardice. In the 20 years between the X Case each successive administration, this government included, has failed to fill the legislative void. Two years ago the European Court of Human Rights criticised the government for leaving the courts with a lack of clarity on legal abortion. Just last April Deputy Clare Daly again brought the legislative deficit...

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