A motion has been passed opposing any form of legislation on abortion today by Donegal County Council. The majority of county councillors backed the motion which was brought forward by Cllr Renagh Donaghey from Buncrana. Seventeen councillors backed the motion, six abstained and one voted against. The move has been welcomed by Cathal Quinn, spokesperson for Donegal For Life.Thought and Action observes that "among the Councillors who voted in favour were members of Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Labour and Independents. Sinn Fein abstained."
Pat Buckley of the European Life Network also points out that "Ireland without abortion has the lowest level of maternal mortality making it the safest place in the world for mothers to give birth."