Turning a vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment into a vote to endorse the 12-week on-demand regime could be an unforced political error
The Constitution is our supreme law. It cannot deal with very complex issues without extensive interpretation.
As someone who believes strongly that the Eighth Amendment should now be repealed and that the issues of abortion should be one to be dealt with by laws enacted by the Oireachtas as it considers right and just, I hesitate to become involved in any heated or bitter debate or campaigning because I know well how intense the emotional feelings are on either side of the argument.
But I thought it appropriate to devote some...
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