The results of the abortion referendum were announced this afternoon: 50.42% voted ‘no’, so the constitution will not be amended. I’m glad. I voted (if I can, I always do) and I did not vote ‘yes’.
But that is not to say that I don’t believe there should be some form of legislation in place. I made my decision in this referendum solely on the basis of the proposed amendment. I didn’t have time for the arguments from neither the right nor the left. Nobody had anything substantial to say. Nobody said what they would do instead. It just isn’t as simple and clear-cut as ‘yes’ or ‘no’.