Pat Leahy: Ireland is a more pro-choice country than its existing laws suggest, but it's not as pro-choice as some people think

So abortion is on the political agenda again.

24th August, 2014
There will be no second referendum on abortion in the lifetime of this government, because such a thing might well destroy the coalition.

So abortion is on the political agenda again. Or, rather, there’s a stink because it isn’t on the political agenda again, and very many people with strong opinions on either side of the question want it on the political agenda. They’re not getting their way.

Pro-lifers want a new referendum which would outlaw the suicide exception laid down in the X case of 1992 – providing for the likely...

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