Abortion in Ireland: Some Considerations for Non-Extremists

Last month, Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, stated that the problem with the abortion debate in Ireland is that it is dominated by the extremes, that is, by those on the anti-choice and the pro-choice sides, or by the "Catholic versus anti-Catholic view of things." Such assertions of extremism in Ireland have surface time and again, perhaps themselves forming a dominant narrative that conflates opponents to abortion in monist, if not all, circumstances on the one hand, with proponents of a more liberal regime.

First published on HumanRights.ie on 13th October 2014. Read the full article here.