Mirror of Justice

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Irish vote

I imagine that Mirror of Justice readers have read more than enough about the recent vote in Ireland to scrap the pro-life provision in its Constitution.  The end-of-the-day results didn't surprise me, but I was struck (and sickened) by the nature of the repeal campaign and the images of ghoulish jubilation in the streets after the vote.  

It remains to be seen what legal regime Ireland will construct for regulating abortion.  It's worth noting that one of the possibilities that I've heard the most about would make 12 weeks the cut-off for abortion-on-demand.  This would mean that even Ireland's brand-new, spirit-of-the-age, cast-off-shackles-of-popery abortion regime would still be more restrictive than any American state's.   


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