Friday 27 April 2018

Lucinda must now decide if she will jump ship

Lucinda Creighton called for a term limit on when a pregnant woman could be allowed to have an abortion
Lucinda Creighton called for a term limit on when a pregnant woman could be allowed to have an abortion
Lucinda Creighton speaking in the Dail
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

LUCINDA was solemn-faced and deep in thought. She was sitting on the front bench in the Dail chamber, just a few feet away from the Taoiseach.

But as Enda continued to speak on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, it looked as if the gap between them was becoming insurmountable.

At one point he brandished his trusty and well-waved copy of Bunreacht, declaring without any equivocation, "Let me be clear on this point – as head of Government, I am bound to comply with the Constitution of this country. I do not have the luxury of being able to pick and choose which constitutional rights I will comply with or not."

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