Count me out of abor­tion ref­er­en­dum, says Lucinda

Irish Daily Mail - - News - By Jen­nifer Bray Deputy Po­lit­i­cal Editor

FOR­MER min­is­ter Lucinda Creighton has ruled out the prospect of her hav­ing any in­volve­ment in the up­com­ing abor­tion ref­er­en­dum cam­paign.

Speak­ing to re­porters at the MacGill Sum­mer School in Glen­ties, Co. Done­gal, Ms Creighton said she is no longer in­volved in do­mes­tic pol­i­tics and is in­stead con­cen­trat­ing on build­ing her new busi­ness.

And she cat­e­gor­i­cally ruled out the prospect of play­ing a cam­paign­ing role in next year’s ref­er­en­dum on whether to re­peal the Eighth Amend­ment. She said: ‘I

have no plans to be in­volved in any ref­er­en­dum in Ire­land in the near fu­ture. I am very busy with busi­ness and with my work com­mit­ments and I am trav­el­ling ev­ery week.’

Ms Creighton lost the Fine Gael whip in July 2013 af­ter she voted against the govern­ment on the Pro­tec­tion of Life Dur­ing Preg­nancy Bill. She then formed her own party, Renua Ire­land, but lost her Dáil seat in the last elec­tion. Not get­ting in­volved: Lucinda Creighton

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