Abortion issue 'much more complex than a simple election slogan', says Martin

Fianna Fáil will not be campaigning as a political party to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution, Micheál Martin said today.

It is expected there will be growing demands after the General Election to reform the law relating to abortion in Ireland.

Speaking in Youghal, Co Cork today, Deputy Martin said that addressing abortion on-demand is a complex situation and has to be dealt with in a sensitive manner.

"I don't believe in simple sloganising in terms of 'Repeal the 8th'," he said.

"We won't, as a party, we will not be collectively pushing for the repeal of the 8th, it's much more complex than a simple election slogan."


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