Cavan / Monaghan – Use Your Vote to Protect Human Life

Cavan / Monaghan – 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 Brendan Smith TD Voted against abortion in 2013 and in favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.
Other candidates and where they stand
IND Mary Smyth In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.
FF Mike Durkan In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.
FF Cllr. Niamh Smyth In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.
IND John Wilson In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.
IND Emmett Smith Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
DDI-NCM Aoife O’Connell Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
DDI-NCM Mick McDermott Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IND Jimmy Mee Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
GP Mícheál Callaghan Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013
IND Sean Conlon TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
FG Minister Heather Humphries TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
SF Caoimhghín Ó’Caoláin TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
FG Joe O’Reilly TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
SF Senator Kathryn Reilly Voted for abortion in 2013.