An Irish Examiner survey of Fine Gael and Fianna Fail Oireachtas members published today shows that only 25% of Fine Gael and 12% of Fianna Fail Oireachtas members support the proposal from the Oireachtas Committee to allow for abortion up to 12 weeks on request.Commenting on the findings, Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger said that it showed ''how far removed the political establishment is from the general public on abortion rights.''
Solidarity TD Mick Barry has called on Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney to raise the jailing of 16 year old Ahed Tamimi with Benjamin Netanyahu during a state visit today.
Ahed Tamini is one of thousands of children who have been arrested by the Israeli forces over the last number of years, and is one of over 300 currently in prison.
He also condemned the decision to ban Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign from entering Israel.
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