Parties must work for successful referendum
Many politicians were cowed into silence by the ugliness of anti-choice tactics in the 80s, but the debate needs to be different this time
Will it be different this time? During my years in public life, abortion was the issue that most politicians – myself included – would have preferred to avoid. If in retrospect such a stance seems indefensible, it was scarcely surprising.
The ugliness of the engagements in the battles of the early 80s left their mark. The wounds were raw and memories vivid from the ill-judged campaign that, contrary to expert advice, enshrined the Eighth Amendment...
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