15.12.2022 – Bríd Smith’s bill for more radical abortion is an ‘appalling and retrograde’ step, says PLC

15.12.2022 – Bríd Smith’s bill for more radical abortion is an ‘appalling and retrograde’ step, says PLC

The Pro Life Campaign has described the abortion bill introduced in the Dáil today by Bríd Smith TD on behalf of People Before Profit as “an appalling and retrograde move that would make horrific late term abortions legal on request”.

Responding today to the introduction of the bill, Eilís Mulroy of the Pro Life Campaign said:

“It’s hard to fathom how Deputy Bríd Smith and others wish to introduce even more abortion when the reality is that abortion is already widely available in Ireland since 2019. With over 21,000 abortions since the law changed, representing an over 70% increase in previous rates in just three years, our public representatives should be focusing on positive supports for women in unplanned pregnancy rather than more abortion.

“It is truly barbaric to be proposing the decriminalisation of late term abortion knowing how developed the unborn baby is at this stage of development and the scienctic evidence showing that unborn babies can even feel pain at that stage”, she concluded.

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