Friday 24 November 2017

Varadkar backs abortion in foetal abnormality case

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar
Transport Minister Leo Varadkar
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar says he would support abortion being allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.

The minister said he felt "let down" by Lucinda Creighton's decision to vote against the abortion legislation.

He pointed to difficulties in legislating to allow abortion in cases of rape.

But he did say he would support a family member who was raped and wanted to have an abortion.

Speaking on Today FM's Ray D'Arcy Show, Mr Varadkar aid if there was a referendum to liberalise abortion it wouldn't necessarily be passed.

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