Dáil debates

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018: Report Stage (Resumed)


5:20 pm

Photo of Eugene MurphyEugene Murphy (Roscommon-Galway, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I support the amendment. Any of us who have been involved in motherhood or fatherhood and have been involved watching the birth of our children and as they grow up, particularly in the early days, even when we could not understand why they were crying, the one thing that would cross our minds is worry that the child was in pain. I have checked this out medically in terms of what pain may apply to the baby in the womb and it is a fact that pain does apply. I think a lot of people in this Chamber are thinking of not opposing this amendment. I urge the Minister to try to support it out of all the amendments.


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