Wednesday 20 June 2018

Eoghan Harris: Fail naysayers must re-examine consciences

Eoghan Harris june 3
Eoghan Harris june 3
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

The Irish Times is coolly giving credit for the referendum result to Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael and dismissing Fianna Fail as totally out of touch. Here is a more accurate summary.

Fianna Fail was the first party to take a public stand for abortion up to 12 weeks - but thanks to a tranche of No members, it threw away its winning position.

On Friday, December 8, 2017, at an Oireachtas Committee, Lisa Chambers, Billy Kelleher and Senator Ned O'Sullivan moved that termination up to 12 weeks should be acceptable.

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