Donegal – Use Your Vote to Protect Human Life

Donegal – 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 Charlie McConalogue TD Voted against abortion in 2013 and favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
Other candidates and where they stand on abortion
IND Tim Jackson Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
FF Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
IND Cllr. Frank McBrearty Favours keeping the 8th Amendment but nonetheless supports a referendum that would open the possibility for the removal of the right to life of the unborn child, as stated publicly.
IND Cllr. Ian McGarvey No response to date.
IND Dessie Shiels No response to date.
IND Michael Mooney
FN Cordelia NicFhearraigh
FG Paddy Harte Jnr. No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.
IND Cllr. Niamh Kennedy Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
SF Gary Doherty Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
GP Paula Flanagan Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013
IND Thomas Pringle TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
FG Joe McHugh TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
SF Padraig MacLochlainn TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
SF Pearse Doherty TD Voted for abortion in 2013.