Arson Threat Made Against Home Of Health Minister

An opponent of the new Protection of Life during Pregnancy legislation has sent a letter to health minister James Reilly, threatening to him and his family out of their home.

It is understood the minister has also had up to 40 people protest outside his home in Rush, north Dublin.

It follows reports from Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who has allegedly received letters witten in blood, plastic foetuses and told he will have the deaths of 20 million babies on his soul.

Minister Reilly however has said that the threats will not stop the legislation from proceeding.

He is quoted in the Fingal Independent saying: "After six governments failing to do it, I feel it has to be done. I know people will make threats and possibly say things they don't really mean but it doesn't make it any less upsetting."


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