Ireland: Divisive issue of abortion a national torture, says Fianna Fáil TD

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Divisive issue of abortion a national torture, says Fianna Fáil TD
Cowen: Decision to support repeal, termination up to 12 weeks ‘agonising and difficult’

Jan 25, 2018
Marie O'Halloran, Michael O'Regan

Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen has told the Dáil that his decision to support the repeal of the Eighth Amendment and access to abortion up to 12 weeks was “agonising and difficult”.

Mr Cowen, an Offaly TD, said it would have been easier to make a decision if he had not read or studied the material and the legal evidence. He said that after reviewing the information, “I have to support repeal”

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