“Cowardly Statements” from politicians condemned by the Abortion Rights Campaign
May 5, 2017
Press Release from the Abortion Rights Campaign
The campaign has today called on politicians to put aside their personal opinions and follow the will of the people.
Speaking today spokesperson Linda Kavanagh said, “The government must not back away from the call for choice made by the Citizens Assembly. While we welcome Simon Coveney’s statement that a referendum will be held next year on the issue of the 8th Amendment, we are concerned by his comment that he would not like to see ‘abortion on demand’. So-called abortion on demand is an emotive synonym for abortion on request, something the Citizens’ Assembly voted emphatically in favour of, at least up til 12 weeks.” Ms Kavanagh continued, “Minister Coveney was very supportive of the Citizens’ Assembly process – until they brought recommendations that he himself did not approve of.”
Continued at source: Abortion Rights Campaign: http://www.abortionrightscampaign.ie/2017/05/05/3729/