28th April 2013
The Pro Life Campaign has described as deplorable the revelations in today’s Sunday Independent about Labour TDs Aodhán Ó Riordáin and Anne Ferris and how Labour intends to introduce abortion on demand bit by bit using the X Case grounds.
Commenting on the newspaper revelations, Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign said:
“The Labour Party has been presenting itself as the defender of women’s rights in the abortion debate. Yet, inexcusably, Labour has chosen to ignore all the expert evidence that abortion is not a treatment for suicidal feelings and may in fact be harmful to women’s health.
“The remarks in today’s Sunday Independent by Labour TDs Aodhán Ó Riordáin and Anne Ferris are deplorable and reveal a staggering level of cynicism and contempt for their Fine Gail partners in government. Fine Gael cannot continue to ignore what is going on and must reassess any plans to press ahead with X Case legislation.”