Ireland: State has a ‘once-in-a-generation chance to address abortion’ – FF TD

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State has a ‘once-in-a-generation chance to address abortion’ – FF TD
Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher says Ireland must stop ‘taking our shame, our tragedy, abroad’

Dec 18, 2017
Vivienne Clarke

Ireland has a once-in-a-generation chance to deal with the issue of abortion, Fianna Fáil spokesman on health Billy Kelleher has said.

Mr Kelleher said Irish society needed to be mature and address the issue of the 3,500 women who go abroad for abortions and the 1,500 who take abortion pills every year.

“It’s time to stop taking our mistakes, our shame, our tragedy, abroad,” he told RTÉ’s News at One on Monday.

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