Irish bishop argues the case against legalizing abortion
October 31, 2017
CWN Editor's Note: A vote to amend Ireland’s constitution to allow abortion would serve no purpose other than denying a fundamental human right, Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan of Waterford and Lismore argued in an address on the “crisis of democracy.” The bishop explained that a fundamental right is not granted by the state, but recognized as prior to state authority. He denied that restrictions on abortion cause risks for mothers, noting that Ireland’s maternal-health rate compares favorably to that of countries like the US that allow abortion on demand.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.