Ableist: Long Bailey called brain-damaged constituent a "practical vegetable" Watch
Is this a respectful term for a human being?
Taken out of context. Not the wisest choice of words but I highly doubt she is an abelist. The media is chucking everything at her because she's an Irish catholic and has faith. They did the same to Tim Farron of the Lib Dems.
It is though, they were criticisng her personal opinions on abortion. Obviously as a catholic she is not going to be pro choice, although she believes in seperation of church and state, so her opinions aren't really relevant to the labour manifesto.