Medical and legal expertise will inform debate – Ó Caoláin
Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has welcomed the decision of the Oireachtas Health & Children Committee to hold three days of hearings during which expert opinion will be heard on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy draft legislation.
He said: “The medical and legal expertise which the Committee will hear will help inform the debate on the heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. I welcome the Committee’s decision to hold these hearings over three days, providing adequate time but not prolonging the process unnecessarily. The Committee has already held extensive hearings on this matter.
“There is an obligation on all Oireachtas members to engage positively. Narrow party politics should have no place in these deliberations. It is up to legislators to act responsibly in a cross-party manner. We in Sinn Féin are clear in our resolve to see legislation in line with the X case enacted before the summer recess.”