49% of Irish people accepted the last proposal, of the 51% that rejected it a sizable proportion were pro life.They've a handy word for consultation with the people and that's called a referendum. All the implications of the referendum result were thrashed out ad nauseum before it was put to the people and still they rejected it. (The substantive issue of a ban on suicide as grounds for abortion.)
The honest thing to do would be to legislate on the SC ruling that happened 20 years ago.
Those pro-lifers who voted No will have only the,selves to blame when X is legislated for.49% of Irish people accepted the last proposal, of the 51% that rejected it a sizable proportion were pro life.
It would be dishonest to legislate for abortion on demand until the people have been consulted.
Michael Martin was minister for health that time, it was a botched job, but presented a real opportunity to rectify the position.What's not debatable is that we rejected the explicit proposal of the 1992 referendum with regard to the ban on suicide as grounds for abortion and that successive governments failed to legislate on the matter despite calls from the judiciary and the ECHR to legislate.
The 2002 abortion was a botch job with a whole package of measures effectively thrown in together in legislation but that too was rejected.
The fact that there has been no legislative attempt is what should concern us. That's what politicians are there for in their capacity as legislators.
No more excuses.
This whole angle of 'opinions have changed' smacks of sour grapes and in reality, neither here nor there. i.e. legislation is mandatory.
and she using Higgins for leverage, he is a disgrace giving a veto the husband of this lady who died.Watching VB - absolutely no pro-life or non pro-abortion people on - wow - we really are being rail roaded into abortion.
Ivana must be buying the Champagne already!
|Yes, the Irish are being railroaded in abortion. That is how nearly every country introduced abortion.As the experts say, WE DO NOT KNOW THE FACTS..... and yet we have been subjected to days of people who claim to have all the facts.
What we are witnessing is a stitch up by the irish liberal agenda and the pro abortion lobby.
How many irish lay people ever got a veto on a irish "investigation" board either ?