Thursday 27 July 2017

Kenny has shown real guts and leadership on a difficult issue

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD during a media briefing on the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill at Government Buildings
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD during a media briefing on the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill at Government Buildings

THANK you, Taoiseach, for walking the line. For showing yourself to be a democrat who accepts the will of the people and for reminding your backbenchers about their duty as legislators.

The tide turned in the abortion debate yesterday when Enda demonstrated backbone, leadership and an ability to resist pressure from all sides. Including his own.

A bill to put abortion on the statute books for the first time in Ireland's history was published – a groundbreaking development, however restrictive the access.

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