Senator 'Twitter Fingers'? Irish Politician Makes Awkward Attempts At Damage Control After Dragging Meghan Markle Into Abortion Rights Fight Online

Date July 12, 2018

In May, Ireland joined other countries with more progressive female rights laws to legalize abortion. Their decision was met with as much criticism as it was met with celebration.


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Meghan Markle's faux pas

Unfortunately, without intending to, Meghan Markle has rekindled the conversation on abortion rights, and it's getting messy.

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How? In the course of their two-day Ireland visit, for day one, they were hosted at the British ambassador’s residence in Dublin.

It was at this event that Markle allegedly told a senator that she was pleased by the results of the Irish referendum on abortion rights.

Senator 'Twitter fingers'

Her unguarded chat quickly made its way to Twitter because Irish Times reports that the senator in question, Catherine Noone, told her followers the following: 

The Duchess and I had a chat about the recent referendum result — she watched with interest and was pleased to see the result.

Damage control

Needless to say, it quickly went viral. Even her attempts at deleting tweets and adjusting her earlier comments to clarify that Markle was "interested and very measured, not political at all" has done little to stem the fire.

Although it remains unclear what Markle's specific words were, this perceived support could count against her as royals are not expected to be openly political.

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