Minister failed to show Irish opposition to abortion

I’D like to congratulate Rónán Mullen on his enlightening column (Irish Examiner, July 21) and to take issue with Junior Minister Frank Fahey on his spineless and apologetic stance before the United Nations CEDAW committee on Ireland’s progress in the field of women’s rights — specifically on the issue of the lack of availability of abortion in Ireland.

This article shows us, once again, a minister elected by the people who has failed in his responsibility to point out to this committee the clear lack of support among the Irish public for abortion and that despite not having abortion, our maternal mortality rates are the lowest in the world.

It took courageous Hungarian CEDAW commissioner Krisztina Morvai to spell out that “abortion is bad for women” and that “no woman actually wants to have an abortion”.

Maura McCaughey

22 Glebe Crest


Co Donegal.

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