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Boyd-Barrett: 'I had to bury my daughter Ella. She was born with fatal foetal abnormalities'

The People Before Profit TD has recounted his own personal tragedy during a Dáil debate on abortion.

RICHARD BOYD-BARRETT has told the Dáil of his own personal tragedy when he had to bury his daughter Ella who had a fatal foetal abnormality.

In a speech on Clare Daly’s private members’ bill today, the People Before Profit TD spoke of how his daughter would have been 13 this year, saying she was a child ”we desperately wanted” but was a victim “of the cruelty of nature”.

Watch his emotional contribution here:

Source: Video

Originally published 12.03pm

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