Carlow/Kilkenny – Use Your Vote to Protect Human Life

Carlow/Kilkenny – 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 John McGuinness TD Voted against abortion in 2013. Recently stated he would like to see what might replace the 8th Amendment before deciding.
Other candidates and where they stand on abortion
IND Paddy Manning In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.
FF Bobby Aylward Recently stated he would like to see what might replace the 8th Amendment before deciding.
FF Cllr. Jennifer Murnane-O’Connor No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013.
REN Cllr. Patrick McKee Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IND Noel G. Walsh No response to date.
II Peter O’Loughlin No response to date.
FG David Fitzgerald No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.
SF Cllr. Kathleen Funchion Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
GP Cllr Malcolm Noonan Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.
PBPA Adrienne Wallace Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.
AAA Conor MacLiam Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.
TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013
FG Pat Deering TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
LAB Ann Phelan TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
FG John Paul Phelan TD Voted for abortion in 2013.