Irish government Minister Lucinda Creighton has revealed she has been deluged with ‘vicious’ correspondence by Pro-Life activists.
The Irish Independent reports that the Junior Minister for European Affairs has been targeted as Ireland’s abortion debate intensifies.
Creighton has told reporters that she has received ‘vicious’ correspondence from both pro-life and pro-choice groups. She confirmed that that some of the letters contained ‘vile language’.
The Irish government is considering abortion legislation in the wake of the Savita Halappanavar case in Galway.
The paper reports that Creighton has already admitted she going to ‘struggle’ to decide on how to vote on the controversial issue of abortion.
The report says the Junior Minister is one of a number of Fine Gael TDs concerned about the possibility of abortion legislation designed to protect the life of the mother leading to ‘abortion on demand’.
Now Creighton has revealed that she had been sent ‘vicious, personal, horrific’ letters.
She said: “I’ve made it very clear that I would not support any regime that would introduce liberalised abortion or abortion on demand.”