Abortion Debate: Abortion is not a treatment for suicidal tendencies

Pro-choice lobbyists reject the findings of major international studies, which have found that the risk of suicide is greater after abortion than after giving birth, writes Maria Steen.

23rd December, 2012
We are told that legislation is necessary to save women's lives and to protect doctors from prosecution.


If you believe that an unborn baby is a person with dignity, who deserves the basic rights that we accord to all other human beings, then the decision to legislate for abortion in Ireland represents the crossing of a moral Rubicon. For the first time, our government will pass a law that authorises the direct and intentional killing of a child who is innocent of any wrongdoing. All this only weeks after that same...

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