- 12 Feb 19
Predictably, the anti-choice mob have been utterly unscrupulous in their targeting of women availing of abortion services in Ireland. The State must use every resource – including, if necessary, strengthening the law – to ensure this intimidatory behaviour becomes a thing of the past.
Know thine enemy. It may seem like old-fashioned advice, but it is of crucial importance.
When we voted to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland, in the middle of 2018, some people may have believed that it was all entirely done and dusted. No, no, no. Not so.
The anti-choice mob don’t much like democracy. Or the truth. Over many years, the more aggressive foot-soldiers among them have proven utterly unscrupulous in the pursuit of their crude objectives. What did they do when it was decided by referendum that women were entitled to information about how an abortion could be obtained outside the State? They opened up bogus counselling agencies, specifically to try to bully women not to travel.