Offaly – Use Your Vote to Protect Human Life

Offaly – 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
IND Kate Bopp In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.
REN Cllr. John Leahy In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.
FF Cllr Eddie Fitzpatrick No response to date. Fianna Fail Party allowed free vote on abortion in 2013.
IND/IND ALL Cllr John Foley Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
GP Christopher Fettes Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IND Cllr Joe Hannigan Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
SF Cllr Carol Nolan Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IDP Ken Smollen Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.
IND Teresa Ryan-Feehan Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.
TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013
FG Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
FF Barry Cowen TD Voted for abortion in 2013.