LoveBoth campaign call on Health Minister to set a date for 8th debate

The LoveBoth campaign have called on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to set a date for a debate on the 8th Amendment.

Reacting to what LoveBoth described as "a number of challenges by the Minister to the No side on their stance", Cora Sherlock of the LoveBoth Campaign said "it’s up to him to name the time, date and the place and we will see him there.”

"We have been flooded with questions from around the country that people wish us to put to the Minister. These include questions from doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists and GPs who are all in the dark regarding what the Minister has planned.

"There is a huge desire for answers about what Minister Harris has in store for the country if he introduces abortion on demand.”

She went on: “The Minister has said that those who are against repealing the Eighth Amendment must explain their case, and I agree.

"As part of the organisation that campaigned for the insertion of the Eighth Amendment in 1983, we are ready and willing to stand and discuss the life-saving benefits of the Eighth Amendment with Simon Harris.

Ms Sherlock said the Irish people deserve to hear their public representatives defend proposals which have far-reaching consequences.

"Sadly this has not happened in the Dáil, but now it must happen in the public square. I am confident that broadcasters will be happy to facilitate a debate because the Irish people deserve nothing less when being asked to make such a major decision about our Constitution.”

- Digital Desk

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