RTÉ follows the Dáil abortion legislation debate as it happened.17:00
And we’re off again … with our second live blog as another round of discussions on the abortion legislation gets under way in the Dáil.17:25
Clare Daly TD said where a woman believes that it is in her best interest to have a termination, that option should be available to her.
Joan Collins TD said we should not allow women to be treated as second and third class citizens.
Clare Daly TD – I was on a panel with her less than two weeks ago – a panel on reproductive rights.
This one, in fact –
I’m amazed at the things I get to do, sometimes.
Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald said that where there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother, she has the right to have her life saved.
She said that if you start saying that risk of death has to be set aside, then you are putting the life of the mother at risk and denying her, her rights.
- 00:25The Government has passed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill by 127 votes to 31.
All of the 165 proposed amendments were defeated by the Government which led to criticism from Opposition TDs.
The Bill now moves to the Seanad.
So that’s done.