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Bruton urges pro-life movement to create “supportive environment for life”


By Sarah Mac Donald -

Greater recognition must be given in Ireland's welfare system and tax codes to the cost of rearing children, former Taoiseach says.

Former Taoiseach John Bruton has told members of the pro-life movement that they must “create a supportive environment for life” in the wake of the referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment.

In his keynote address to 800 people who attended the pro-life education dinner in Dublin on Saturday evening, the former Fine Gael leader said creating a supportive environment would involve solving the housing crisis, because “the non-availability of affordable housing is a deterrent to bringing a new life into the world”.

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