Donegal County Council votes to oppose abortion

Donegal County Council has backed a motion rejecting any move to introduce abortion in Ireland.

Cllr Rena Donaghey moved the motion that the council act in keeping with the will of the Irish people as emphatically expressed in the referendum of 1983.

Cllr John Campbell moved an amendment that the referenda of 1992 and 2002 also be included, and the council note that an expert group on abortion is to report in September.

However, that was rejected, and Cllr Donaghey's original motion was passed.

She says it's a very important issue, and a new referendum should be held to allow the Irish people reject abortion: