Fatal foetal abnormalities Bill defeated in Dáil vote

Mick Wallace’s legislation, which divided minority Government, loses by 95 to 45

TD Clare Daly, speaking in the Dáil, has shared a letter sent to her by a woman who received a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality for her unborn son.

A Bill to allow for abortions in cases of fatal foetal abnormality has been defeated in the Dáil by 95 votes to 45.

Independent Alliance Ministers Shane Ross, John Halligan and Finian McGrath voted against the Government on the Bill, introduced by Independents 4 Change TD Mick Wallace.

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