“A Holy Alliance: Obstacles to abortion rights in Ireland North and South”

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Abstract

One interesting question about debate on abortion in Ireland is why, although the law in the North is significantly more liberal than that in the South, is the policy discourse in both jurisdictions so similar – about saving women’s lives only? This chapter argues that, while in the South the Eighth amendment to the Constitution has restricted debate to the question of life-saving abortions, in the North it is a ‘holy alliance’ of evangelical Protestantism and fundamentalist Catholicism that has kept the debate so limited.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Abortion Papers Ireland, Volume 2
EditorsAideen Quilty, Sinead Kennedy, Catherine Conlon
Place of PublicationCork, Ireland
Pages244-255
Publication statusIn preparation - 8 Dec 2013

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Abortion
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Jurisdiction
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Constitution
Fundamentalists
Catholicism
Evangelical Protestantism

Keywords

  • Abortion
  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland
  • 8th Amendment
  • Catholic Church
  • Evangelicals

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Horgan, G. (2013). “A Holy Alliance: Obstacles to abortion rights in Ireland North and South”. Manuscript in preparation. In A. Quilty, S. Kennedy, & C. Conlon (Eds.), The Abortion Papers Ireland, Volume 2 (pp. 244-255). Cork, Ireland.
Horgan, Goretti. / “A Holy Alliance: Obstacles to abortion rights in Ireland North and South”. The Abortion Papers Ireland, Volume 2. editor / Aideen Quilty ; Sinead Kennedy ; Catherine Conlon. Cork, Ireland, 2013. pp. 244-255
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