Monday 22 January 2018

Albatross of abortion still hangs around Coalition's neck

Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

If the stretch of dark blue carpet between the Taoiseach and Clare Daly had spontaneously combusted, nobody would've batted an eyelid.

The independent deputy was on her feet, fighting furiously for her Bill. With every scathing sentence and every caustic critique, she blasted the Taoiseach and damned his Government.

"In about an hour's time you'll frog-march your backbenchers in here to vote down my Private Members' Bill, a Bill designed to support families who receive the devastating diagnosis that their pregnancy has a fatal abnormality incompatible with life," she seethed.

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