A defeat for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment would have radical and profound consequences

A defeat for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment would have radical and profound consequences

On Friday, you and I will collectively decide whether a girl aged 14 who becomes pregnant as a result of a rape must either carry the rapist’s child to full term, or quietly leave the country to terminate her pregnancy in another jurisdiction which has some compassion for girls of her age in such circumstances.

That is the issue before us. A No vote confronts such a girl and her family, if she has one,...

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