Abortion campaign poses difficult challenge

Changing our abortion laws will be a very different task from getting same-sex marriage passed

14th June, 2015
Abortion campaign poses difficult challenge

Last week, Amnesty International began a campaign for a liberalisation of Ireland’s laws on abortion.

I’ve heard many people who joined Amnesty when it campaigned for the release of prisoners of conscience, the prevention of torture, and so on, wonder why it is now campaigning for abortion and same-sex marriage. The answer is that the organisation has moved from a specific focus on political rights, to include social and economic rights, a much...

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