European Affairs Minister Forced to Resign

Country: Ireland

Date of incident: July 11, 2013

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith / Morals

Area of case: Governmental / Political

Lucinda Creighton, European Affairs Minister of Ireland had to resign after voting against the Government on an amendment to the abortion bill. The so-called “whip” does not permit to deviate from party policy. Mrs. Creighton however felt that she could not compromise on matters of “life and death”.