Cork South West – Use Your Vote to Protect Human Life

Cork South West – 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  
None    
Other candidates and where they stand on abortion
CD Theresa Heaney Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
FF Margaret Murphy-O’Mahony No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013.
IND Michael Collins No response to date.
IND Alan Coleman Favours abortion in some cases as stated publicly.
IND Gillian Powell Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
SF Rachel McCarthy Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
GP Johnny O’Mahony Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IND Fiona O’Leary Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment
TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013
FG Jim Daly TD Voted for abortion in 2013
FG Noel Harrington TD Voted for abortion in 2013
LAB Michael McCarthy TD Voted for abortion in 2013