Seanad debates

Thursday, 13 December 2018

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


5:50 pm

Photo of John DolanJohn Dolan (Independent) | Oireachtas source

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. Sophistry is defined as the subtle practice of using clever arguments that sound convincing but are, in fact, false. I particularly refer to Senator Mullen.


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