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SDLP Minister should withdraw crass comment on abortion - Maeve McLaughlin MLA

9 March, 2016 - by Maeve McLaughlin

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Maeve McLaughlin has called on SDLP Minister Mark H Durkan to withdraw remarks he made at the launch of a Women's Manifesto in Derry today.

Ms McLaughlin said:

"During an event in Derry today to launch a Women's Manifesto the SDLP's Mark H Durkan made what can only be described a crass and insulting comment on abortion saying  'let's address the elephant in the room or should that be the elephant in the womb'.

"How could an SDLP Minister be so crass and insensitive to say this particularly when it occurred at an event to launch a Manifesto highlighting women's rights.

"I am calling on Mark H Durkan to withdraw this insulting and crass remark and to publicly apologise for his unacceptable comments."

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