In the midst of a global pandemic that has taken millions of lives and destroyed livelihoods across the world, the possibility of the availability of safe and effective vaccines offers an escape route that will save lives and allow the world to return to something resembling normality.
Like many others, I was quite shocked to read the statement from the Catholic Bishops' Conference on vaccines for Covid 19. Whilst I'm sure that the statement is theologically correct, there are many possible courses of action which can be theologically correct.
People Before Profit TD, Gino Kenny, doesn't seem to know the contents of his own Bill - the proposed legislation he will introduce to the Dáil this afternoon which seeks to make Assisted Suicide legal.
A new study has found that 70% of unintended pregnancies end in abortion in countries where it is broadly legal, while in countries where abortion is restricted, this happens only in 50% of the cases.