I thought the submissions over the last three days by all the various stake holders in the Oireachtas abortion hearings to be quite civil. It is unfortunate that however that two Senators have engaged in behavior that is perhaps a tad unbecoming of their position and in contrast to those invited to speak at the hearings.
RTE 6 o'clock news reported that independent Senator Crown tweeted during today's submissions that "every time they speak I lapse a little more". While Labour Senator Ivana Bacik accused the Catholic Bishops of opposing the legislation on the basis of “misogyny towards women” and a belief in the “innate deceitfulness of women”. Of course they are entitled to their opinions (which many of us agree with) but shouldn't these legislators have had more manners?
Senator Ivana Bacik: Catholic Bishops ‘hate women’