Sunday 11 December 2016

The man wired to fight abortion

Published 07/10/2001 | 00:11

Gayle Killilea meets Justin Barrett of the anti-abortion group Youth Defence, which led the No to Nice campaign

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'IF WE didn't get an abortion referendum this November we were going to have an abortion referendum next June and it would be called a general election. I think Bertie Ahern knew that," says Justin Barrett, Youth Defence's chief spokesman and mastermind.

Last week, the Taoiseach, who's been accused of avoiding difficult decisions over the past four years, confronted what appears to be the most explosive issue possible: he has decided to have an abortion referendum.

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