Galway West – Use Your Vote to Protect Human Life

Galway 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  
IND Senator Fidelma Healy Eames Voted against abortion in 2013 and favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
FF Éamon Ó Cuív TD Voted against abortion in 2013 and favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
IND Noel Grealish TD Voted against abortion in 2013 at second stage.
Other candidates and where they stand on abortion
REN Nicola Daveron Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
FF Cllr Mary Hoade Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
IND Tommy Roddy Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
FF Cllr John Connolly Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
IND Patrick Feeney No contact details.
IND Cllr James Charity No response to date.
IND Cllr Mike Cubbard Has indicated support for abortion in some circumstances.
IND Cllr Catherine Connolly Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
GP Seamus Sheridan Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
DDI-NCM Ruairi O’Neill Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
AAA Tommy Holahan Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.
SD Niall Ó Tuathail Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.
TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013
FG John O’ Mahoney TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
FG Senator Hildegarde Naughton Voted for abortion in 2013.
SF Senator Trevor O’ Clochartaigh Voted for abortion in 2013.
LAB Derek Nolan TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
FG Sean Kyne TD Voted for abortion in 2013.