Anti-abortion graffiti attack on Longford GP’s surgery condemned

Longford councillor Joe Flaherty has condemned last night’s graffiti attack by anti-abortionists on a doctor’s surgery in Longford town.

The surgery was extensively covered by anti-abortion messages on its walls and windows overnight.

It’s the first attack on a doctor’s surgery in the Shannonside region since the legislation came into effect at the beginning of this year, but similar incidents have happened in Sligo and Galway to date.

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Councillor Joe Flaherty says this attack was carried out under the cover of darkness, and does not serve the arguments of the people who are still opposed to the service.

The Fianna Fail councillor says it’s vital the medical service is rolled out as quickly as possible for women who need help, and he believes a “mindless minority” are responsible for these attacks.