December 18, 2012

Ireland Gearing for Church-State War

Tim Stanley, Daily Telegraph

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The Irish government has announced that it’s going to push through legislation to legalise abortion. It will repeal existing legislation that makes an abortion a criminal offense and introduce regulations that say a doctor can perform an abortion if a woman’s life is regarded as being “at risk” – including if she’s "suicidal". The semantics of “suicidal” are suspicious. This could turn in to the old “risk to the woman’s health” formula that many countries use and is vague enough to allow abortion on demand. Whatever the result, this is a watershed moment for Ireland.

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