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It’s cruel to mislead people on abortion

Clare Daly’s bill wasn’t blocked by Labour: it was blocked by the Constitution

15th February, 2015
Pat Rabbitte

On occasion, politics and media, sometimes unwittingly, conspire to cruelly mislead sections of the public. Clare Daly’s Protection of Life in Pregnancy (Amendment) (Fatal Foetal Abnormalities) Bill 2013 is a case in point. The belief abroad among swathes of the public is that her private member’s bill did not become law last Tuesday because the Labour Party didn’t support it. It is a tribute to the author’s considerable public relations skills that the Labour Party...

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