The Irish abortion bill passed, 138 to 24.
It’s very limited though. Don’t go getting any ideas about a general right to decide about your own life.
Mr Kenny issued a stern defence of the legislation in his own speech to the Dáil, saying it was not possible to remove the suicide clause. He also rejected demands for a time limit to be applied to when a termination can take place.
“To those who fear that this Bill is the first step towards a liberal abortion regime in Ireland, I say clearly that this extremely restrictive Bill is the only proposal that will be brought forward by this Government on this issue,” he said.
What about those who fear that this bill is a great deal too restrictive?