Longford / Westmeath – Use Your Vote to Protect Human Life

Longford / Westmeath – Use Your Vote to Protect Human Life

We asked all candidates to supply a Yes or No answer to the following question:

If elected, will you oppose any attempt to repeal the 8th Amendment or undermine legal protection for the unborn child?

This page will be updated daily between now and Election Day with answers from candidates as we receive them.

The voting record of TDs and Senators on the 2013 abortion legislation is also featured below.

The following parties have taken a strong stance on repealing the 8th Amendment and should not receive the pro-life vote:

Labour

Sinn Fein

People Before Profit

Anti-Austerity Alliance

Green Party

The Eighth Amendment is the last remaining constitutional protection for the unborn child in Ireland. Pro-Life people should only vote for candidates who are committed to keeping the 8th Amendment.

TDs and Senators who voted against abortion in 2013
Party Name  
FF Robert Troy TD Opposed the 2013 abortion legislation. Has recently made comments in favour of abortion.
Other candidates and where they stand on abortion
CD Noel McKervey In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.
FG Cllr Peter Burke In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IND/PBA James Miller In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.
FF Connie Gerety-Quinn No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013.
DDI-NCM Stephanie Healy No response to date.
IND Cllr Mae Sexton No response to date.
FG Gabrielle McFadden TD No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.
IND/IND ALL James Morgan Supports a referendum that would open the possibility for the removal of the right to life of the unborn child.
IND Barbara Smyth Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IND/IND ALL Brian Fagan Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.
IND/IND ALL Cllr. Kevin “Boxer” Moran Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IND Donal Jackson Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
SF Cllr Paul Hogan Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
GP Manchán Magan Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.
AAA Dom Parker Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.
TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013
FG James Bannon TD Voted for abortion in 2013
LAB Willie Penrose TD Voted for abortion in 2013