WATCH: "Humane" bill proposes pain relief for unborn babies in late-term abortion.
WATCH: "Humane" bill proposes pain relief for unborn babies in late-term abortion. A group of TDs are co-sponsoring a new bill which seeks to ensure that pain relief will be given to unborn babies who are aborted after 20 weeks gestation.
"Against the backdrop of the latest medical evidence, this leaves us with the very disturbing possibility that every child subjected to a surgical abortion procedure after 12 weeks on these grounds not only has their life ended, but in a manner which could be subjecting them to horrific pain and suffering in the process."
Deputies Carol Nolan, Michael Collins, Seán Canney, Richard O'Donoghue, Peadar Tóibín, Danny Healy-Rae, Michael Healy-Rae, Mattie McGrath, Éamon Ó Cuiv, Peter Fitzpatrick and Noel Grealish, signed a joint statement supporting the measure today.