30 Jan 2018

Helen Linehan on Ireland referendum: ‘Abortion shouldn’t be in any country’s constitution’

The Irish government has agreed to hold a referendum at the end of May on whether to reform the country’s near-total ban on abortion. Helen Linehan and her husband, the writer Graham Linehan, campaign to change the law in Ireland after she had an abortion because of a fatal abnormality in the foetus. Cliona Johnson was also told during pregnancy her baby had a fatal abnormality. He lived for 17 minutes after birth and she now campaigns to keep the law as it is.