Lenny Abrahamson says Eighth Amendment is ‘national disgrace’
Oscar-nominated film maker says amendment is a symptom of the ‘old darkness’
Sat, Apr 14, 2018
Oscar-nominated film maker Lenny Abrahamson has described the Eighth Amendment as a “national disgrace”, allowing for policy by an “impulse to control” rather than compassion.
Mr Abrahamson, who was speaking at a rally in support of the Repeal campaign in Dublin on Saturday, said the legal framework was indicative of the attempt of “old Ireland” to cling on and to deny a movement of change.