The rural flank of the Labour Party is putting Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore under mounting pressure to allow a free vote on any abortion legislation.
A Labour senator warned this weekend that the party faces a backlash in rural areas if it supports legislation to provide for limited abortion on the lines of the 1992 X case ruling.
Senator John Kelly in Roscommon-South Leitrim said that many rural TDs and senators agreed with him on...
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