Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has welcomed the Government announcement that it will legislate for the X case in the New Year.
Speaking today Deputy Ó Caoláin said the option of legislation with regulation was the preferred choice of Sinn Féin and said the government should bring forward draft legislation as early as possible in 2013.
Deputy Ó Caoláin said:
“I welcome today’s announcement from Government. Legislation with regulations is, in the view of Sinn Féin, the right option to take.
“A combination of robust primary legislation and regulations, in careful balance, would seem to be the optimum approach.
“We must legislate. That is the task that the Oireachtas must now face up to. All Teachtaí Dála have an obligation to address this need and to step up to the mark as legislators. There is no selfish political advantage in this for any party.
“We have to approach this challenging issue with compassion and understanding and respect, conscious of strong and sincere views held on all sides.”