The number at the head of this post was the outcome in the Dáil today of the vote on whether to delete the amendment to the creepily-named Protection of Human Life During Pregnancy Bill that allows for abortion in cases where the mother is deemed to be at risk from suicide.
One hundred and thirty of our elected representatives-- deliberately and after months of debate-- voted that one person's mental state should be allowed to determine the life or death of another.
Only twenty four had both the courage and the conviction to vote for the amendment.
This is a shameful day for our country. The Irish people voted for these politicians-- and, in all likelihood, will keep voting for them. It's a nice fantasy that the pro-abortion TD's will all be wiped out at the next election, but it's almost certainly not going to happen.