Tuesday May 26, 2020

The phoney war is over

The Christmas break will allow all sides to draw breath and draw up their plans for the ‘mother of all battles’ over the eighth amendment

14th December, 2017
Members of the Pro Life Campaign hold a silent protest outside Leinster House. Pic: RollingNews.ie

There was a lone man standing outside Leinster House in the dark and cold. Inside the Houses of the Oireachtas, momentous votes were being passed by the members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. The man was holding up a small home-made poster in his hands that said ‘abortion is murder’. As people came out through the gates, he repeated the words for their benefit, in case they couldn’t...

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