Once again cowardly Irish politicians are trying to resolve the abortion dilemma without actually facing the reality of the situation.
The latest mad idea would see a suicidal pregnant woman being forced to make a case for an abortion before a panel of six consultants.
Perinatal psychiatrist Dr. Anthony McCarthy said the idea amounts to abuse of the woman.
He goes on:
If a woman is seriously distressed and depressed in pregnancy, and potentially suicidal or having suicidal ideas, the idea that you would bring her through a forum such as this – almost an inquisition – where she would have to tell her story in front of six different people, is frankly abusive. It’s truly idiotic.
Idiotic indeed and that’s the problem. Our parliament is full of idiots.