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Shatter shows just how out of touch he is with backbenchers

PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has sensibly convened a meeting of the Council of State to advise him on the abortion legislation. Given the highly contentious nature of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013, it was a predictable decision.

If he had merely signed it into law without seeking the expert counsel, he would doubtless have been hit with accusations of following a liberal agenda.


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