Oppose legislation on women's reproductive rights full-stop; so, no room for manoeuvre in Mr Doherty's world for "cases of rape, incest or sexual abuse, or where a woman’s life and health is at risk or in grave danger"? Clearly not.Sinn Féin – Senator Pearse Doherty has given a written personal commitment to oppose any legislation that would make abortion available in
and supports a law to protect the human embryo from deliberate destruction. Ireland
Pearse Doherty is, of course, like the rest of us entitled to have his own opinion on such matters of social conscience. What he is not entitled to is the carte blanche to impose those opinions on the rest of society. And shouldn't someone representing a truly progressive party surely "accept that the final decision must rest with the woman"?