07.07.2016 – Pro Life Campaign welcomes vote in the Dail

07.07.2016 – Pro Life Campaign welcomes vote in the Dail

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“Debate in recent weeks has highlighted the fact that there is too much talk about abortion and not enough about positive alternatives” – Sherlock

The Pro Life Campaign has welcomed the defeat of the Mick Wallace Bill in the Dail today.  The Bill was attempting to introduce abortion for babies who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition.  It was defeated by 95 votes to 45.

Commenting on today’s outcome, PLC spokesperson Cora Sherlock said:

“We are very pleased with today’s result.  But what the debate in the last few weeks has shown very clearly is that some members of the Oireachtas are spending far too much time talking about abortion and spending no time on putting better resources in place to provide positive alternatives for families.  An obvious example of this is the failure to make better perinatal palliative care services for families a priority.

Ms. Sherlock said it was extremely disappointing to see some Ministers in government voting for the legislation even though they knew it was unconstitutional.

“These particular members of the Oireachtas have shown very little respect for the families of babies who have been pressured to have abortions and who are having to deal with the fact that politicians and others are trying to take away the rights of their children,” she said.