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Cowardice colours abortion debate

When will politicians summon up the courage to repeal the 8th Amendment?

15th February, 2015
Peadar O’Grady

The government’s key defence, that the bill was unconstitutional, was undermined by the fact that it refused to publish the attorney general’s advice; offered no response to the contrary advice of 43 legal experts as well as a former attorney general; and, unbelievably, offered no concrete proposal to amend the constitution by repealing the Eighth Amendment.

However, it was Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s speech to the Dáil last December that confirmed...

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