India times leading with this headline in wake of Savita case.
Ireland Murders Pregnant Indian Dentist
If there were a referendum in the morning how would you vote? In cases like the above it seems like a no brainer, but then you look at introducing it to the public at will and you see cases of women almost using it as a form of protection and getting 4 or 5 abortions carried out. Where and how do you draw the line?
I heard a stat that 12 Irish women go abroad each day for an abortion, I was shocked to hear it was that high, but regardless, if true, then we already have abortion in this country. Go the rest of the way and be done with it.
12!! I would have said one, or two a day at most. That’s shocking if true… We never act in this country, always a case of reacting. If that stat is any where near true i’m sure the powers that be are well aware of it, yet continue to ignore it as long as it is not happening here and dont have to deal with it.
I believe there is to be a demonstration out side the Dail saturday, headlines like the above will add plenty of flame to the fire. It’s ten years since the last referendum, a lot of older religious folk have died off since then and the church is in no position to be lecturing on morals. Be interesting if a vote was called in the next year or two- cant see it happening tho.
I remember our old law lecturer in college calling the current situation with females travelling across the water as ‘an Irish solution to an Irish problem’. You can’t have an abortion on the island of Ireland but you can go to Britain and have it. Always seemed like a cop out to me.