Cork East – Use Your Voice to Protect Human Life

Cork East – Use Your Voice 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
REN Senator Paul Bradford Voted against abortion in 2013 and in favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.
Other candidates and where they stand on abortion
FF Barbara Ahern In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.
FF Cllr. Kevin O’Keeffe In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.
IND Paddy Bullman No contact details.
FG Cllr. Noel McCarthy No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.
IND Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IND Cllr. Kieran McCarthy Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IND Ross Cannon Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
SF Cllr. Pat Buckley Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
SD Ken Curtin Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
GP Natasha Harty Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
AAA Ciara Leonardi Roche Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.
TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013
LAB Minister Sean Sherlock Voted for abortion in 2013.
FG David Stanton TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
FG Tom Barry TD Voted for abortion in 2013.