Skip to comments.Irish lawmakers agonize over abortion vote
Posted on 07/10/2013 11:10:31 AM PDT by Olog-hai
After decades of delay and months of argument, Irelands lawmakers agonized Wednesday over government plans to pass an abortion bill for the first time in this predominantly Catholic country.
Prime Minister Enda Kenny acceded to lawmakers demands for an extended round-the-clock debate of the bill, which would authorize abortions for medical emergencies. His concession meant that the vote, long scheduled for Wednesday night, was pushed into the early hours of Thursday as lawmakers debated 165 potential amendments. The government rejected them all.
Outside, more than 100 anti-abortion protesters, who had spent the night reciting prayers with rosary beads beside the entrance to the Parliament building, vowed to spend a second night kneeling on the spot in hopes of inspiring lawmakers to rebel against Kenny. Keep abortion illegalbabies can LIVE without it, their placards read.
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Whose agony, exactly?
Prayers up for Ireland to follow God’s laws.