The Need for a Referendum on Abortion

Posted December 17th, 2014

You can watch my contribution here.

Two years ago, on this same date in fact, we were debating the Report of the Expert group on the A,B,C judgements.

I spoke in that debate, and nothing I say now is different from what I said then.

We can talk about our own personal feelings on this issue. And people’s own personal viewpoints are important.

But do I have a right to force my views on another person?

Whether as a legislator or not, do I have a right to tell a woman what she must do with her body?

Does the state have that right?

I believe it does not.

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