FF leader could learn from JFK speech on conscience
NO matter what mental gymnastics he engages in, the fact is that many Fianna Fail voters will conclude that Micheal Martin's support for the Government's abortion bill is a broken promise on his part.
In various forums he gave people the distinct impression that he was against legislating for abortion on the grounds of the X Case. That was as recently as last summer. Now he is in favour of doing just that.
He can talk all he likes about the 'restrictive' nature of the abortion bill and talk all he likes about being 'pro-life', but what he has done will still strike many of his own rank and file as a broken promise.