WHERE THE BY-ELECTION CANDIDATES STAND ON RIGHT-TO-LIFE ISSUES
Many issues are troubling voters, but no issue is more important than protecting life. How we treat the vulnerable measures how civilised we are as a society.
It is shocking that the Government went ahead with abortion legislation last year when the medical evidence shows that abortion, far from helping women in pregnancy, may actually expose them to greater risk. The Government ignored the evidence and passed legislation which permits abortion throughout the full nine months of pregnancy.
On October 10th, only vote for Candidates and Parties who publicly oppose the Government’s abortion legislation and support the protection of human life from its fragile beginnings.
The Pro Life Campaign asked the following four questions of each of the candidates running in the Roscommon/South Leitrim and the Dublin South West By-Elections:
As a Member of Dáil Éireann and notwithstanding the position of your political party (if applicable) will you:
(i) Vote against abortion at every opportunity.
(ii) Vote against destructive embryonic stem cell research at every opportunity.
(iii) Work with like-minded TDs and Senators to advance the protection of life at all stages.
(iv) Work towards the repeal of the abortion legislation introduced in Ireland in 2013
The following candidates answered YES to all four questions
Cllr Ivan Connaughton – Fíanna Fáil
Cllr Des Guckian – Non Party
Gerry O’Boyle – Non Party
Dublin South West
Cllr Ronan McMahon
The remaining candidates did not respond or their response was that they were not in a position to answer YES to all four questions.
Sinn Féin, Labour and Fine Gael all supported the abortion legislation passed in 2013.
Use Your Vote to Protect Human Life on 10th October
The above advertisement appeared in Roscommon newspapers this week