Skip to comments.Irish lawmakers back ‘life saving’ abortion bill
Posted on 07/11/2013 8:01:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Lawmakers overwhelmingly voted Friday to back Irelands first bill on abortion, legalizing the practice in exceptional cases where doctors deem the womans life at risk from her pregnancy, as the predominantly Catholic country took its first legislative step away from an outright ban.
While the decisive outcome was expected given Prime Minister Enda Kennys lopsided parliamentary majority, passage of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill did inflict damage on Kennys 2-year-old coalition government. Catholic conservatives vowed to drive his centrist Fine Gael party from power for violating its 2011 campaign pledge not to legislate on abortion. Kenny, meanwhile, expelled five of his 74 lawmakers from Fine Gaels parliamentary group for voting against the bill and said they couldnt seek re-election as Fine Gael candidates.
Strong support for the bill came from left-wing politicians, including Kennys coalition partners in the Labour Party, who favor much easier access to abortion.
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Fine Gael party from power for violating its 2011 campaign pledge not to legislate on abortion.
I am shocked Fine Gael reneged on it’s promises,they are worse than the Dem libs in America.
I use to vote Fianna Fail until the gangster Charlie Haughey got in charge.
It seems i am living through deja vu once again.
Yogi Berra: "It's deja vu all over again."
póg mo thóin
C’mon Ireland! We’re better than this.
Looks to me like they’re all throwing away their independence. Sinn Féin simply is not an option. Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael (the two biggest) threw the country’s lot in with the European Union. The rest are radical jokes (Labour, Progressive Democrats, Green Party et al). Libertas has been marginalized by the state-compliant media.
Really? Record levels? Potato Famine don't compare? C'mon.
Recent history at least.Do you know how bad it is there today? The entire country makes Vegas and Phoenix real estate look absolutely red hot.
I guess not!
Saving WHOSE life?
Calling St. Patrick!!! Calling St. Patrick!!! Please pick up the emergency phone in the passenger lounge. The snakes are back!!! The snakes are baaaaaaack!!! Fianna Fail AND Fine Gael. Please drive them all into the sea and start over.
I’m very much afraid we’re not. The Irish over there are only a few inches behind the curve set by the Democrat Irish over here. Catholics-Shmacolics.