Saturday 29 September 2007

Changing times in Ireland?

A poll in today's Irish Times shows that a majority of women in the Republic now believe that abortion should be legalised. How times seem to have changed from the abortion referendum of 1983 that gave constitutional protection to the unborn. Such changing attitudes don't mean that any mainstream party will embrace them, or that the law will change any time soon, or even that a referendum to change the constitution would succeed. Ryanair flights to Britain will continue to provide Irish politicians with a get-out clause for some time to come.

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