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Louise O'Reilly TD welcomes the Taoiseach's support for repealing the 8th Amendment

27 January, 2018 - by Louise O'Reilly TD

Sinn Féin's spokesperson for Health, Louise O'Reilly TD, has today welcomed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's announcement that he is to campaign for more liberal abortion laws in Ireland.

Teachta O'Reilly said:

“I would like to welcome Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's comments that he is in support of more liberal laws surrounding abortion here.

“The fact that he is going to actively campaign for this is a positive development and it is incumbent on all party leaders do the same and do as their job title suggests - provide leadership on this issue of women’s health.

“We have spent over 17 hours debating this in the Dáil and as this stage nears a conclusion, it is now time to move onto the campaign. 

"Sinn Féin are looking forward to getting out there and standing up for women's rights, with the full support of our leader. We hope that we can repeal the 8th amendment and correct this injustice .”

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