Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
In the realistic manner of Hulk Hogan.
He wrestled with his conscience.
In an interview on BBC Mr Varadkar said he believed the country’s current abortion laws were too restrictive and indicated he would support liberalisation.
He said “We will have that referendum, hopefully in the summer and we should be in a position to make a decision on that in Government next week.”
When asked if he will be campaigning for the abortion laws to be relaxed Mr Varadkar replied:
“I’ll be campaigning for them to be changed and to be liberalised, yes”.
He was asked if his views had changed since 2014, when he said he was pro-life. He replied:
“I suppose in that period I think it’s fair to say that my own views on this matter have evolved but I think sometimes that term pro-life and pro-choice can be misunderstood, you know, I think even people who are in favour of abortion in certain circumstances are pro-life, you know. I still believe in life but I understand that there are circumstances under which pregnancies can’t continue.”
Over to you again, Micheál.