Peter Boylan has delivered over 6,000 babies throughout his career. He is one of the most respected consultant obstetrician and gynaecologists in the country and the former Master of the National Maternity Hospital. He shouldn’t have to be constantly trying to shout louder than headbangers from the Iona Institute.
If people want to give more weight to the opinions of the likes of David Quinn, John McGuirk or Maria Steen from the Iona Institute than Peter Boylan then I think you need your own head examined.
If anyone watched the lady on the Late Late Show a few weeks ago tell her story about her baby with a fatal fetal abnormality then I don’t know how you could consider voting No. She was forced to travel to Liverpool to terminate the pregnancy (the child would have been born in agony and only survive for minutes if it hadn’t died before birth) … She left Liverpool and came home and could not afford to travel back over and stay over for the funeral… instead while sitting at home a few weeks later a courier arrived to her house with the ashes of her child in a box. The courier had no idea what he was delivering…
I was sitting feeding my 4 month old child just as she began to tell her story and it absolutely gutted me.
Whatever your views on abortion, voting No won’t stop it happening. But by Voting No you will directly contribute to other similar cases of hardship like that lady had to go through. Trust women to make their own decisions and at the very least allow Irish women to receive the compassionate medical attention they need in this country.