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Seanad: Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018: Report and Final Stages (13 Dec 2018)

“I made a statement here on 17 January to which I am now going to slightly return. There was, in the main, sincerity on both sides of the debate. I offer thanks to all for that because it is important. All get the benefit of the doubt for good intentions. However, having listened to the debate this week and earlier, there was a distinct element of sophistry being deployed in this House....”

Seanad: Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018: Report and Final Stages (13 Dec 2018)

“That is fair enough. I debated whether I would or would not, but it is just for clarity and, in that sense, respect.”

Seanad: Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018: Report and Final Stages (13 Dec 2018)

“That is not my intention. I do not wish to have offended either of the Senators. It was just to be clear. This issue involves two entities, one absolutely a human being, the mother, and another behind her that is journeying to be life. That entity in the womb that is stretching towards humanity can be described as a person or a baby, but the mother cannot disappear and nor can her...”

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  • Has spoken in 47 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 82 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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