Dublin South West – Use Your Vote to Protect Human Life

Dublin 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  
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Other candidates and where they stand on abortion
IND Kieran Adam Quigley Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
REN Cllr Ronan McMahon Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
IND Declan Burke Favours keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IND Peter Fitzpatrick 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.
FF Cllr John Lahart No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013
IND Joan Summerville-Molloy No contact details.
IND Frank O’Gorman No contact details.
FG Cllr Colm Brophy No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.
FG Cllr Anne-Marie Dermody No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.
FG Karen Warren No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.
IND/IND ALL Cllr Deirdre O’Donovan Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
GP Francis Noel Duffy Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
SF Sarah Holland Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
DDI-NCM Stephen Sinclair Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
AAA Sandra Fay Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment
LAB Cllr Pamela Kearns Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment
LAB Cllr Mick Duff Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment
TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013
IND Senator Katherine Zappone Voted for abortion in 2013
IND Eamonn Maloney TD Voted for abortion in 2013
SF Sean Crowe TD Voted for abortion in 2013
AAA Paul Murphy TD Voted for abortion in 2013