Crisis averted on divisive issue of abortion - for now

Crisis averted on divisive issue of abortion - for now

Ministers have agreed to block bill from PBP/AAA, writes Michael Brennan

Government ministers have managed to agree to block a private bill seeking to hold a referendum on the divisive issue of abortion.

The cabinet decided after its meeting to introduce a counter motion to stop the abortion referendum bill from the People Before Profit (PBP) and Anti-Austerity Alliance (AAA) group. Its reasoning was that time has to be given to allow the Citizen’s Assembly to conclude its work on the abortion issue and report...

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