Brady explains Sinn Féin opposition to Criminal Justice Bill amendment

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Friday, March 22nd, 2013
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Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady, who sits on the committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety has explained why the party along with Alliance and the Green Party opposed the amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill.

Speaking to Newry Times, Brady said Sinn Féin was not in favour of abortion but termination should be available where a pregnant woman’s life is in danger.

“Unfortunately this amendment, which was introduced at the last minute, was not about protecting women’s health, it was about undermining a pregnant women’s ability to receive emergency treatment in life threatening circumstances.

“This is why we opposed the amendment. This is a view that is shared by parties and individuals across the Assembly chamber, not just Sinn Féin.

Brady added, “We are also opposed to the making of legislation on important sensitive issues in this way. Any proposal on such an important matter should be fully consulted on publicly rather than treated as an add-on to another legislative process.”


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1 Comment for “Brady explains Sinn Féin opposition to Criminal Justice Bill amendment”

  1. Maria Hughes

    SF are incapable of honesty on this issue. The fact is that the leadership are pro-choice and SF will vote pro-choice both north and south. They couldn’t give two hoots about their pro-life voters or members. SF is not a pro-life party despite their protestations.

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