Civilised debate and Ireland's abortion referendum

OUCs Dr Alberto Giubilini in the Irish Times

Dr Alberto Giubilini

"In a few months, Ireland is going to have a referendum on whether to repeal its constitutional ban on abortion. Few topics raise more disagreement, controversy and heated reactions than abortion. Abortion strikes emotional chords and touches upon issues to which people are very sensitive, such as the value of human life, women’s bodily rights, religious prescriptions and freedom of conscience (for doctors)."

Writing in the Irish Times, Dr Giubilini proposes five basic rules people should follow in debating either in favour or against the abolition of the constitutional ban on abortion. Read full article here.

Dr Giubilini followed up with an interview with Radio Kerry on 7 February.  Listen to the podcast 'A Civilized Debate' here.