Rubicon crossed in Ireland’s abortion debate

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Rubicon crossed in Ireland's abortion debate

Date 26.04.2017
Author Gavan Reilly (Dublin)

There was almost a shocked silence in the room at the Grand Hotel in Malahide on the north side of Dublin when the result was announced. All day long, the members of the Citizens' Assembly had been casting their verdicts on a series of hypothetical scenarios surrounding pregnancy, and whether an abortion should be allowed in those cases. What, for example, if the woman became pregnant through incest? What if the fetus had a serious abnormality, but one which will not limit its lifespan? What if the woman says she simply cannot afford a baby?

Continued at source: Deutsche Welle: http://www.dw.com/en/rubicon-crossed-in-irelands-abortion-debate/a-38596424