Oireachtas members to meet women critical of abortion rules
18 Apr 2012
MEMBERS OF the Oireachtas will be invited to discuss issues related to abortion at an event organised by the National Women's Council of Ireland in Leinster House this afternoon.
A spokeswoman for the council said the politicians would be able to meet women who travelled abroad for abortions after their foetuses developed fatal abnormalities.
She said the group of women, who were interviewed in yesterday's Irish Times, would be available to meet interested members of the Oireachtas "and tell them what happened".
Representatives of the Irish Family Planning Association will also be in attendance to supply relevant information.
The audiovisual room of Leinster House has been set aside for the event for two hours from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. This will be followed by a rally outside the Kildare Street gates at 6.30pm.