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Swipe at Catholic Action League off the mark

Kevin Cullen was so busy hurling insults and invectives at the Catholic Action League that he omitted a few salient facts about Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Ireland’s abortion laws, the core issues in the Boston College commencement controversy (“O’Malley lost me on this,” Metro, May 14).

Cullen, with audacious revisionism, repeatedly refers to an Irish Supreme Court decision that he alleges is forcing the hand of an otherwise pro-life Kenny to loosen Ireland’s prohibition on abortion. What he does not mention is that the decision was rendered in 1992, 21 years ago. The notion that an unoffending Kenny is under some imminent compulsion depriving him of all discretion is meretricious.

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