Minister for Health James Reilly is resisting pressure to commit to the introduction of legislation to clarify the legal situation governing terminations of pregnancy.

Dr Reilly said it would be improper of him to make such a commitment before he considered the report of his expert group on abortion.

He said he had given the report, which he received this week, a “quick glance” but had not had time to study it properly. After he had done this, he would bring it to Cabinet, he said yesterday.

Take your time there, Bottler.

It’s not like the world is watching in horror or anything.

Too soon to commit on abortion legislation, says Reilly (Paul Cullen, Kitty Holland, Harry McGee, Irish Times)

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