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True democracy protects the vulnerable

Some pro-choice campaigners criticise pro-life supporters who oppose holding a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment. They accuse us of being afraid of democracy.

Democracy has little or nothing to do with an attempt to remove the basic human right from an entire group of human beings. So it’s more likely that pro-life supporters are instead afraid that introducing more abortion to Ireland could lead to the same abuses seen in other countries.

An important part of democracy means protecting the vulnerable from those who would do them harm and everyone truly interested in a democratic society recognises this.

June Twomey

Kilrush

Co Clare


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