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Politicians kick to touch on divisive abortion issue

Candidates are reluctant to nail their colours to the mast

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

14th February, 2016
Two entrenched lobbies: abortion is set to be a divisive issue in the last weeks of the general election campaign Rollingnews.ie

The vast majority of general election candidates have declined to give their views so far on the controversial abortion issue.

Abortion is set to be one of the defining issues of the next government. Labour, Sinn Féin, the Greens, the Social Democrats and an alliance of left-wing candidates are all pledging to hold a referendum to remove the “right to life” eighth amendment from the constitution, which prevents the liberalisation of the state’s abortion laws....

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