Ireland: Members of Oireachtas committee on abortion reveal positions

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Members of Oireachtas committee on abortion reveal positions
Of the members who answered, seven said they were pro-choice, two anti-abortion

May 4, 2017
Mary Minihan

Seven Oireachtas members who will sit on the new cross-party committee on abortion have declared themselves pro-choice, while two have said they are anti-abortion.

Others have declined to state their position on the issue ahead of the formation of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, which will consider the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly. The original plan was to have 16 TDs and four Senators on the committee, but the Seanad has pushed for seven representatives.

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