Tuesday October 20, 2020

Abortion: Kenny will win battle but at what cost?

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill should get across the line on July 18, but it is not yet known what the fallout will be for Fine Gael, writes Niamh Connolly.

22nd June, 2013
Enda Kenny will only be able to gauge Fine Gael's casualties when the bill goes to its final stages in the Dáil next month. Photo: PA

Alengthy national debate on abortion sparked by the death of Savita Halappanavar last October has reached its final critical few weeks, with the Dáil and Seanad being asked to approve the government's Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

Few other issues have provoked such heated debate, reports, committee hearings, consultations with medical and legal professionals, intense lobbying and even personal threats to politicians.

The government has scheduled the Dáil and Seanad debate and...

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