Two members of the Dáil committee set up to look at the issue of abortion say the process has turned into a farce.
Deputy Mattie McGrath and Senator Rónán Mullen say they've worked hard to achieve fairness in what is sometimes a very unfriendly atmosphere.
They've also questioned the credibility of the Committee on the Eight Amendment, among whose membership are Kildare North TDs, Catherine Murphy and Bernard Durkan
When challenged on whether they would remain on the committee, McGrath and Mullen they gave this response:
Image: Senator Rónán Mullen with Mary Kenny and Deputy Mattie McGrath TD with members of the Pro Life Campaign talking to the media as they participated in a gathering outside the Dáil at 4pm today to raise concerns about the lack of balance on the Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment in terms of the guests who have been invited to present before it. Photo :Sam Boal /RollingNews.ie