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Ó Caoláin expresses sympathy with family of clinically dead pregnant woman

18 December, 2014 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has said his sympathies and those of his party lie with the family of the pregnant woman who is clinically dead but is being kept alive to sustain her baby.

Speaking today Deputy Ó Caoláin said;

“This is an absolutely heart breaking set of circumstances.  My sympathies and those of the Sinn Féin party lie with the grieving family. 

“We should be mindful that the full details are not yet available. 

“This case and others highlight that there are issues with the current constitutional arrangement that need to be addressed.

“The Government needs to come forward and resolve these issues. As a political party we are in the process of doing this.

“Sinn Féin’s current policy would require an amendment of the Eight Amendment to the Constitution.  We believe that all these matters should be considered by a second Constitutional Convention.”

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