Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dáil yesterday
Further to yesterday’s post on Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s misleading comments about the 8th amendment in the Dáil, and the subsequent call from the group TFMR Ireland (Termination for Medical Reasons) for him to correct the Dáil record…
Ellen Coyne, in The Times Ireland edition today, reports:
Ruth Coppinger, the socialist TD for Dublin West, had tried to correct Mr Kenny after he made his comments in the Dail.
“Nobody in 33 years has ever had a vote on the Eighth Amendment, and the taoiseach either doesn’t know that or deliberately gave the impression that they had,” Ms Coppinger said.
“When people were given the opportunity in 1992 and 2002 to vote to make abortion even more restrictive, they rejected it. The taoiseach is completely incorrect, people do not want to keep the Eighth Amendment.”
...The Department of the Taoiseach did not respond to requests for a comment.