Press Release- Bríd Smith TD, People Before Profit 26/01/2018
Bríd Smith, the People Before Profit TD for Dublin South Central, has welcomed the latest Irish Times/MRBI poll which indicates that 65 percent of decided voters favour Repeal and abortion up to 12 weeks.
She said, “The latest opinion poll should put an end to all talk about the need for a more restrictive referendum.
“The majority of people want a simple vote on Repeal and the implementation of the Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendation of abortion on request up to 12 weeks.
“It also indicates how out of touch Leo Varadkar is.
“He claims to be a leader of opinion and has asked if access to abortion on request up to 12 weeks is a step too far for the majority of people.
“It may be too much for Varadkar’s own conservative instincts but not for the majority of voters.
“It is time to move on and hold a simple repeal referendum in May and for the antics and delaying tactics by some TDs in the Dáil to stop. It is time the people had their say.”