Wednesday, 12 December 2001
Seanad Eireann Debate
An Bille um an gCúigiu Leasú is Fiche ar an mBunreacht (Beatha Dhaonna le linn Toirchis a Chosaint), 2001: Céim an Choiste (Atógáil). Twenty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Protection of Human Life in Pregnancy) Bill, 2001: Committee Stage (Resumed).
There is a suggestion that the mother of the aborted foetus is subject to a penalty. That is not my reading of the legislation before us. Section 2(1) says that no person shall carry out or effect an ...
I will try to be moderate in my language and restrained. I concede that, of necessity, the 12 year period of the penalty is arbitrary. However, what is being represented is a minimalist approach. In o...
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