Dardis, John

Wednesday, 12 December 2001

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 168 No. 23

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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).

It is an offence to have a back street abortion in another jurisdiction.More Button

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 ...More Button

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...More Button

Twelve years.More Button


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