Episode
August 21, 2014

Ireland's abortion debate reignites

The Stream discusses the latest case that reopened the debate on Irish abortion law.
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A young woman in Ireland was denied an abortion despite claiming she was suicidal. In response, she went on a hunger strike but later agreed to have the baby delivered at 24 weeks by Caesarean section. Her case has sparked a debate over the relatively new Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, which allows for abortions only when there is substantial risk to the life of the mother, including the threat of suicide. Many say the case exposes major flaws in the new legislation. 

On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Dr. Mary Favier @Doctors4Choice
Family physician
doctorsforchoiceireland.com

Sarah McCarthy @galwayprochoice
Spokesperson, Galway Pro-Choice
galwayprochoice.blogspot.com

Seana Stafford @SeanaStafford
Spokesperson, Pro-Life Campaign

Kevin Doran
Bishop of Elphin

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