Insertion of Eighth ‘catastrophic mistake’ says former minister

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Insertion of Eighth ‘catastrophic mistake’ says former minister
Gemma Hussey and Liz McManus among ‘Grandparents for Repeal’ advocating for Yes

May 8, 2018
Elaine Edwards

The insertion of the Eighth Amendment into the Constitution was a “catastrophic mistake” and has caused “endless suffering and heartache”, a former Fine Gael minister has said.

Gemma Hussey, who was minister for education when the amendment was introduced after a referendum in 1983, was among the speakers at the launch of the Grandparents for Repeal campaign on Tuesday.

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