The Society for the Protection of the Unborn made the comment following a recent court case where a man wanted to stop his girlfriend travelling for a termination as he believed she was doing so under duress.
Tonight’s vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill probably won’t end the public debate about abortion – and the women we all claim to care about deserve better than the unfair language that has been used recently, writes Aisling Twomey.
A number of TDs and Senators have organised a cross-party meeting for colleagues tomorrow evening, billing it as “one of the last occasions to discuss one of the most important decisions of your political life with like-minded colleagues”.
Forcing doctors to wait to see a ‘risk to life’ rather than just a ‘risk to health’ to a woman when considering performing an abortion could result in it becoming too late, write Dr Mary Favier and Dr Ciara Flynn.
Colm Keaveney TD explains that if the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 is initiated in the Dáil reflecting the contents and detail of the Heads of Bill that were recently discussed before the Joint Committee on Health, he will be unable to support it.
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