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McHugh, Joe

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Report of the Expert Group on the Judgment in the A, B and C v. Ireland Case: Statements (Resumed) (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to speak on this issue. When we speak about this issue the word "abortion" is thrown into the ether and it is on the radar. However, terminology should be carefully cons...More Button

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