Press Release- Brid Smith, People Before Profit, 28/09/2017
People Before Profit TD, Brid Smith, has claimed Fine Gael are cowards for suggesting that they might not support the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly, because they feel its recommendations for the legalisation of abortion would not pass “party, Dáil or country” and would have to be significantly amended, as reported in the Irish Times. They believe that people are not in favour of choice.
The TD for Dublin South Central said: “For Fine Gael Ministers to come out with these remarks is a disgrace. I would like to remind FG that they are the ones who initiated the Citizens’ Assembly and hired the Red C polling company to randomly select 99 citizens to guide the Oireachtas. Fine Gael seem to be saying that the Citizens’ Assembly did not deliver the result that FG wanted so, therefore, they are going to ignore the Citizens’ Assembly. Read more »