Irish bishops slam new abortion legislation as 'morally unacceptable'

The Catholic Bishops of Ireland have said that the Irish government's proposed Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill constitutes a 'morally unacceptable' change to Irish law.

Critics noted yesterday that Cardinal Brady, the head of the Catholic Church in Ireland, had once reportedly sworn Irish children to secrecy over the sexual abuse they had suffered at the hands of notorious pedophile priest, Brendan Smyth. Brady's new role as a child advocate struck them as deeply hypocritical, they said.