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John Larkin abortion comments totally wrong - Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein has described comments made by attorney general John Larkin four years ago comparing abortion to shooting a baby as "totally wrong".

Mr Larkin made the comments on Radio Ulster before becoming attorney general.

He said destroying a highly disabled child in the womb was akin to "putting a bullet in the back of the head of the child two days after it's born".

Sinn Fein's Caitriona Ruane said the comments were "wholly inappropriate".

Mr Larkin was involved in a discussion with Dawn Purvis on the Sunday Sequence programme when he made the comments.

  • 19 Oct 2012