The right to travel for Abortion
Unlike the political parties we here are not scared to address the issue. I guess the reason that the parties do not want to have the debate is that the pro/anti abortion divide runs through all political spectrum’s. All Greens may agree on climate change but on abortion they differ. So it is understandable that parties like to avoid the issue just like the main parties avoided a 6 way debate. But with the current case I wonder is it un-avoidable that the debate will come up.
My own view’s on abortion are unclear. A debate went through the blogosphere last year with all sides argued. (Excellent read if you want to hear all sides). I understand both sides and I can see the logic in both arguments. But what I can’t see is the logic behind the right to travel. Basically you can’t have an abortion in this country but you can be advised about getting it outside the country. I mean is that not classic Irish fudgology. You can do it, a doctor can advise you on it, give you a referral but you can’t actually do it on Irish soil. You could set up a clinic beside the fireworks shops on the border and preform it but not 5 meters the other side.
I could understand a total ban that stopped advice at least that makes some sense. But advice and referrals but no service. Seems more about not in my back yard then anti-abortion to me.