Tuesday 17 September 2019

'The debate hasn’t descended to that low level in this country yet' - Lucinda Creighton dismisses 'baby Hitler' question

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton
Renua leader Lucinda Creighton
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

It was the question that set alight the US Presidential debate in recent weeks.

Republican candidates have been asked if they would kill baby Hitler before he could grow up to become the hated leader of the Nazi party.

But today, Renua Ireland Leader Lucinda Creighton, who quit Fine Gael over the Protection of Life During Pregnancy legislation, dismissed the philosophical question when asked at a press conference.

“I haven’t followed that (US presidential debate) and thankfully I think the debate hasn’t descended to that low level in this country yet,” Ms Creighton said.

When asked the question by the Huffington Post, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, brother of George W Bush and son of George senior, said “Hell yeah, I would! You gotta step up, man.”

While his rival Republican candidate Ben Carson, who is ardently pro-life, said he was not in favour of aborting any baby.

A survey by the prestigious American newspaper the New York Times found 42pc of people were in favour of killing baby Hitler and one-in-three were not.

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