Tuesday 22 October 2019

What they said

Eamon Gilmore, Tanaiste

For the first time an Irish government is proposing to introduce a law that provides for the direct intentional targeting of the life of the unborn child.

Caroline Simons, Pro Life Campaign

Fine Gael made a deal with Labour – 'support our austerity measure and we'll give you abortion' – but it is Fine Gael who will now become known as the abortion party. Labour represents less than 10pc of the people, according to polls, yet they are deciding for the country on the issue of life and death.

Niamh Ui Bhriain, Life Institute

Requiring three doctors to assess a suicidal pregnant woman is outrageous. This legislation will be redundant as the women affected will continue to travel to England rather than face interrogation by multiple doctors.

Cathie Doherty, Abortion Rights Campaign

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