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Posts Tagged ‘Ireland’

Royal Commission update

Posted by Secular on November 20, 2012

‘Cracking the vows of Silence’, an excellent summary on the forthcoming Royal Commission, supplied by @Peter_Fox59: http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1127417/cracking-the-vows-of-silence/.

Also posted today, ‘the government is asking the states and stakeholders to provide written feedback by next Monday on the terms of reference and the inquiry’s form and timetable.’

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Savita had a heartbeat, too

Posted by Secular on November 19, 2012

We previously posted Michael Nugent’s article, reporting on the pointless death of 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar, a Hindu victim of Ireland’s vague and outdated anti-abortion laws.

In this article Karen Kissane writes, “One person’s religious freedom must end where it hurts another’s right to health or happiness – or, as in Halappanavar’s case, the right to life itself. As protesters outside the Irish Parliament last week pointed out, Halappanavar had a heartbeat, too.”

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