Legal Experts Appear Before Oireachtas Health Committee

The government is under no legal obligation to legislate for the X Case, the Oireachtas Health Committee has heard.

According to RTÉ, barrister Paul Brady has said that despite the Supremem Court saying it should, the government did not have to legislate.

His comments were made on the third and final day of the Heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013, during which the health committee are hearing from legal experts.

Mr Brady added that committee member should not feel obliged to legislate for suicide, saying that this was a concession to the X Case and not a formal decision.

A number of other legal experts also spoke to the committee as it prepares to conclude its consultations.


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