Marathon Abortion Debate Broug...

News

Marathon Abortion Debate Brought To A Close

Share this article


A marathon debate on abortion in the Oireachtas Health Committee has concluded after three days.

Just one of the proposed 180 amendments to the proposed abortion legislation was accepted.

It enables a review of the legislation within five years once it's passed.

The legislation will now move on to the next stage for further debate in the houses.

One of the amendments tabled was the question of conscientious objection for doctors in prescribing abortion-inducing drugs.

Independent TD Carol Nolan said some doctors don't want to be part of it.

“I feel that if we don’t accept this very reasonable amendment here that is exactly where we are headed,” she said.

“We are headed for a flood of court cases.

“I just feel that we should “listen to the GPs and respect them – we are talking here about different choices; different views.”

There have been heated exchanges on the legislation over the past three days.

Health Minister Simon Harris said it has been a difficult debate – and criticised anti-abortion politicians of lacking decorum and name-calling.


Share this article


Read more about

News

You might like

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Fergal D'arcy

Fergal D'arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

Up next

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

4:30 PM-7 PM

Share

Lost in Music with Louise Duff...

Lost in Music with Louise Duffy

7 PM-9 PM

Share

The Paul McLoone Show

The Paul McLoone Show

9 PM-12 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-5 AM

Share

Early Breakfast with Pamela Jo...

Early Breakfast with Pamela Joyce

5 AM-7 AM

Share

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

7 AM-9 AM

Share

Dermot & Dave

Dermot & Dave

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Muireann O'Connell

Muireann O'Connell

12 PM-2 PM

Share

Fergal D'Arcy

Fergal D'Arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on