Labour will reject abortion bill changes

Fine Gael pro-lifers to demand amendments, while expert slams 'misleading' claims on his research, write Niamh Connolly and Susan Mitchell.

4th May, 2013

Pro-life TDs in Fine Gael are to demand a raft of amendments to the government's abortion bill to further restrict the terms under which women can seek an abortion.

However, Labour will not accept amendments which will restrict the proposals agreed to last week.

An amendment will seek legal representation for the unborn child in cases where a woman is granted a termination on grounds of suicide intent, sources said. Another amendment will be tabled...

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