Gay marriage costs Irish politicians nothing – Abortion is another matter


“It is easier for people to accept equal marriage than the reproductive rights of women. Why is abortion still framed as a grave moral issue?”

Suzanne Moore writes for The Guardian:

“Let’s face it: a big gay wedding is easier to sell than the relief that so many feel when they have terminated a pregnancy.

So the mark of modernity, of where we are “at” as a society, is not simply whether we “accept” homosexuality: it remains centred on women’s bodily autonomy. The culture wars here, in Ireland and in the US will only be won when those in power “accept” that they have no business in my uterus. Or yours.”

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