Ireland: ‘Huge lack of understanding’ of abortion in Oireachtas

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‘Huge lack of understanding’ of abortion in Oireachtas
Inside Politics podcast: Catherine Noone on how committee backed repeal of Eighth Amendment

Dec 20, 2017
Declan Conlon

“It has been interesting, it has been surprising, it has been amazing, this process, to me. There’s a huge lack of understanding and knowledge in this area, most of all among the members of the Oireachtas. And I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way to my colleagues.”

On today’s Inside Politics podcast, chairperson of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, Senator Catherine Noone, tells Hugh Linehan and Pat Leahy how the committee came to its historic decision to recommend the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

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