Only acceptable abortion law amendment relates to best medical practice, says Labour TD

Tuesday 07 May 2013 09.24
Ciara Conway said the aim of the bill was to vindicate a constitutional right a woman had when her life was at risk, to a legal termination
Ciara Conway said the aim of the bill was to vindicate a constitutional right a woman had when her life was at risk, to a legal termination

A Labour TD has said she believes the only amendments that might be accepted to the draft abortion legislation would be those that would bring the law into line with best medical practice.

Ciara Conway was speaking following reports that Fine Gael TDs were seeking to submit a series of amendments to further limit the terms under which an abortion can be sought.

She said she believes the only amendments that might be accepted to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill would be those that would bring the law into line with best medical practice. 

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Ms Conway said the aim of the bill was to vindicate a constitutional right that a woman had when her life was at risk, to a legal termination.

She said the introduction of anything else would not allow that to happen in a constitutional way.