After the Irish people voted to legalise abortion in Ireland, on Friday, I finished writing a post I'd been writing previously, and published that, rather than responding to the tragedy.
What is there to say? It is the most shameful day in Irish history. The scale of the "Yes" vote (two to one) startled everyone.
One pro-choice commentator on Irish TV said: "Ireland is the same place today that it was yesterday."
Yes...but then we did not know how bad things were.
This is a devastating blow, not only for Ireland, but for the pro-life movement all over the world. It is too enormous to even begin to take in just yet. I have no words for it. Not yet.