Deputy Pringle says he is not pro-abortion but backs X-Case bill

Donegal Independent Deputy Thomas Pringle says that while he is not pro abortion, he does want the Government to implement the X-Case ruling.

A debate on a Private Members' Bill continues in the Dáil this morning - it calls for limited access to abortion in Ireland.

It comes 20 years after a Supreme Court judge ruled a woman has a right to access an abortion in Ireland if there is a 'real and substantial risk' to her life, including suicide.

Deputy Thomas Pringle is a member of aDáil technical group-  four of its members brought the bill before the Dáil -  he agrees that change is needed: