06.07.2001: Cora Sherlock Writes in the Irish Times – Women On Waves

06.07.2001: Cora Sherlock Writes in the Irish Times – Women On Waves

06.07.2001: Cora Sherlock Writes in the Irish Times – Women On Waves

irish times

 

Sir, – Richie Keane (July 2nd) praised the visit of the Women on Waves abortion ship to Ireland. Most people, I think, looked on the trip at best as a cheap publicity gimmick, at worst as an arrogant intrusion into our domestic affairs.

Holland has enough domestic problems of its own. It is the European capital of drugs, hardcore pornography and euthanasia , and the only country I know of where sexual intercourse between an adult and a 12-year-old child is legal. One would imagine that Dutch people with a missionary zeal have enough work to do at home.

 

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