Oppose abortion law: Ireland church

December 28, 2012 by  
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The head of Ireland’s Catholic Church appealed in his Christmas message.

Oppose abortion law: Ireland churchDublin , December 26, 2012: The Catholic Church in Ireland has asked its followers to oppose the abortion law being frame by that country’s government following the death of an Indian woman who was denied termination of her pregnancy.

“I hope that everyone who believes that the right to life is fundamental will make their voice heard in a reasonable, but forthright, way to their representatives,” said Cardinal Sean Brady said in a Christmas message on yesterday.

Ireland, the only European Union member state that currently outlaws the procedure, is preparing a legislation that would allow abortion to those women whose life is at risk.

The move comes after the death of Savita Halappanavar who was denied an abortion of her dying foetus, leading to public outrage across the world.

The country’s supreme court ruled in 1992 that abortion was permitted when a woman’s life was at risk but successive governments have avoided legislating for it because it is so divisive.

-times of India

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