Opinion: 'The debate on abortion isn't over and don't expect that it ever will be'
The experience in the US shows that the divisive abortion debate will continue, writes Larry Donnelly.
Thu Jan 17, 2019
Larry Donnelly Law lecturer, NUI Galway
SOME READERS MIGHT be hoping for a break from this divisive debate, now that the legislation has been introduced and abortion services are being rolled out across Ireland for the first time.
Of course, that follows last May’s referendum in which the Irish people overwhelmingly opted to repeal the Eighth Amendment and, tacitly in so doing, to approve mooted legislation permitting abortion for the first 12 weeks of a person’s pregnancy.