The devil will be in the detail

The wording of the legislation on limited abortion could become a minefield of unintended consequences, writes Tom McGurk.

23rd December, 2012
The legal timebomb of the Supreme Court's decision in the X case has been ticking away for nearly a generation.

First the health warning; this column is intending to be neither pro-life nor pro-choice. If anything, it is intended to be pro-information. Given where the next chapter in Ireland's abortion odyssey is headed, it may be one of the last neutral newspaper pieces you will read.

I am trying hard to be neutral, because I am seeking an answer to the most complex and compelling question to emerge from the new crisis. This is how...

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