Fine Gael is becoming a pro-choice party. Will Ireland follow?

Fine Gael is becoming a pro-choice party. Will Ireland follow?
Fine Gael deputy Seanad leader Catherine Noone with Health Minister Simon Harris at the party's workshop on the Eighth Amendment. Pic: RollingNews.ie

It would have been unthinkable even a few years ago that Fine Gael would hold a debate on abortion and the Eighth Amendment at its conference

During the 2011 general election Fine Gael sent a letter to voters who asked for the party’s position on abortion. Signed by director of elections Phil Hogan, the one-page document could not have been clearer: “Fine Gael is opposed to the legislation of abortion.”

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