Ex-MEPs call for pledge not to implement pro-choice policies

A PLEDGE from election candidates not to implement pro-choice policies was demanded by ex-MEPs Dana Rosemary Scallon and Kathy Sinnott.

They joined forces with an alliance of 30 anti-abortion pressure groups to urge no new legislation in the wake of the X-case judgement of the European Court of Human Rights.

The umbrella group, Ireland United for Life, said: “The constitutional right of the Irish people to decide on Ireland’s unique pro-life status must not be usurped by the opinion of unelected judges from the European Court of Human Rights”.

Ms Scallon added that the umbrella group was formed due to a “distinct lack of open discussion, truthfulness on the intention of the parties with the exception of the Labour party who did state they would legislate”.

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