Healy-Eames releases Varadkar’s texts about pro-life Áras concerns
Varadkar was worried that campaign could have obstructed government’s abortion legislation
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was concerned that a pro-life candidate might run in the presidential election to obstruct the abortion legislation, according to private text messages.
He was in touch with Midlands-North West European election candidate Fidelma Healy-Eames, who quit Fine Gael in 2014 after opposing the legislation to allow for abortion where a pregnant woman was at the risk of suicide.
She asked him in the run-up to last year’s presidential election if Fine Gael would...
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