Friday's HOT MIC

Friday's HOT MIC

The vote to decide whether the Irish government will repeal legislation that bans abortions in Ireland is currently too close to call, but I'm not optimistic that the Emerald Isle will retain its deeply Catholic pro-life identity.

The pro-repeal side is thought to have a slight edge over the pro-lifers and, apparently, liberal ex-pats poured in from across the globe to vote "yes" in the referendum. The polls were closing in Ireland as I was writing this.

I don't know who this well-spoken young Irish woman is, but I hope her feelings on the matter reflect those of the silent majority.