Madam,- Few politicians in Ireland want to grapple with the abortion issue especially when the airports are open. Legislation can be avoided by simply doing nothing. The Supreme Court and now the European Court of Human Rights made careful rulings. The whiff of political cowardice and hypocrisy is in the air. All TDs and Senators should have a free vote on this issue. Now is the time to legislate for a very literal compliance with the law. I have experience of some of those campaigning on one side doing a swift about-turn and off to England when circumstance came calling. The alternative is another consitutional referendium and possible exit from European Laws. Where would that leave our EU membership?