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The Fianna Fáil leader can engage in all of the cheap politicking he likes, but perhaps he needs to be reminded that it was his Government that held the last referendum, the one in which a majority of Irish people said suicidal women should be allowed access to abortion, and the referendum result trumps his personal opinion.
Mr Martin may be confused but for most of us it’s really quite simple, and the fact that we’re still having the same stupid, incoherent, anachronistic debate 20 years after the Supreme Court laid out the actual Constitutional position is beyond disgusting. It’s a national disgrace.
While politicians dither and dive and do everything in their power to divest themselves of any responsibility, real women, who don’t have the luxury of thinking about this in the abstract, have to live with the consequences of Leinster House cowardice every day of the week.
For too long, a vocal minority have peddled lies and hyperbole and used their disproportionate resources and political power to subvert the democratic will of the people, as expressed in the most recent referendum 10 years ago. Don’t let them do it again.
Colette Browne, “Politicians need to face up to responsibilities on abortion law,” Irish Examiner, July 25th 2012
- I wanted to take just one quote out but this whole article is brilliant. The Examiner is at least doing something to cover the issues at hand, and I like the fact that Ms. Browne took a deliberately confrontational and aggressive tone here. The time for diplomacy has long since passed, and the farcical and outright disgusting manner in which TDs continue to shirk about this issue is ludicrous. We need to get real and get working, right now.