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From The Editor

This time three years ago we were heading into a new year knowing we had a fight on our hands. No date had been called yet on the marriage referendum, but the LGBT troops had already begun galvanising in the knowledge that it was going to be a hard fought battle, especially with Ireland’s easily exploitable rules about equal representation in the media and the propaganda already coming from the No side.

Two days after Ireland voted by an overwhelming majority for equal marriage, the Iona Institute’s David Quinn, writing about the ‘liberal agenda’ in the Irish Independent said: “I wouldn’t be surprised if we have a referendum to remove the pro-life clause of our Constitution in the next two or three years.”

He was bang on the money, because on December 13 cross party on abortion committee members voted 14 to six in favour of repealing the eighth amendment, which leads the way for a referendum to be held next year. According to the Taoiseach it will be as early as next May.

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