Sligo / Leitrim – Use Your Vote to Protect Human Life

Sligo / Leitrim – 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 Senator Marc McSharry Voted against abortion in 2013 and favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
Other candidates and where they stand on abortion
IND Bernie O’Hara Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
REN Finbarr Filan Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
IND Des Guckian Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
FF Eamon Scanlon Favours keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
FF Cllr. Paddy O’Rourke No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013.
IND Eamonn Murray No response to date.
FG Gerry Reynolds No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.
GP Leslie O’Hora Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IND Bernard Sweeney Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IND Cllr. Declan Bree Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IND/IND ALL Cllr. Marie Casserly Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
SF Martin Kenny Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
SF Chris MacManus Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
PBPA Nigel Gallagher Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.
TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013
FG Tony McLaughlin TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
FG John Perry TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
LAB Senator Susan O’Keeffe Voted for abortion in 2013.