Saturday, July 13, 2013


Irish MP in trouble for abortion debate 'lap-gate'

Irish member of Parliament Tom Barry is in hot water for pulling another MP onto his lap during a debate about Ireland's strict anti-abortion laws.

Lap-Gate in Ireland: Irish Parliament MP Tom Barry pulls Parliament member Aine Collins onto his lap

Irish MP Tom Barry was caught on camera pulling a female colleague onto his lap.

Irish member of Parliament Tom Barry kicked up a storm of controversy after pulling his female colleague Aine Collins onto his lap during a debate about Ireland's strict anti-abortion law on Thursday.

The incident, which has since been labeled "lap-gate," was caught on camera and shows Barry pulling Collins onto his lap for a few seconds, following which she promptly stands up.

According to the U.K. news site ITN, Barry reportedly apologized to Collins and called the action "disrespectful and inappropriate."

The Irish Times described the incident as "embarrassing, inappropriate and reprehensible," calling Tom Barry a "boor."

"Barry’s actions were humiliating not just to Collins, but to women everywhere," the Times wrote.

"Is that how male politicians view women? As playthings they can grope anytime they want? ... Barry should be ashamed of himself, because we are.

He says he’s 'mortified,' but would he be so mortified if he wasn’t caught?"

The abortion bill passed on Friday, legalizing limited abortions in Ireland for the first time.

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