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Monday, February 18, 2013

Fianna Fáil leader opposed to abortion being legalised on basis of suicidality

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin has expressed his opposition to abortion being legalised on the grounds of suicidality, as well as opposing widening grounds for cases of rape and poor pre-natal diagnoses.

In July, Mícheál Martin wrote an opinion piece in the Irish Examiner that set out his opposition to legislation based on X. You can see our blog from July by clicking here.

Mícheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil

The Cork Deputy is one of an increasing number of politicians, doctors, and commentators who are concerned by the prospect of abortion being legalised on the flawed basis of treating suicidality - a claim that was completely demolished at the recent Oireachtas Health Committee Hearings, when all the consultant psychiatrists that went before it testified that abortion is not a treatment for a pregnant woman who is suicidal.

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