Abortion referendum is going to happen so let's drop the histrionics and simply get on with it
January 11 2018
It seems pretty clear now we'll be voting on the abortion referendum in the summer.
Nobody in Government will say it out loud but there is a growing consensus among ministers that the country will be asked a reasonably straightforward question along the lines: Do you want to repeal the Eighth Amendment and give the Oireachtas the power to legislate for abortion? And in the event that is your preference, do you want TDs to allow unrestricted terminations up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy?