Tipperary – Use Your Vote to Protect Human Life

Tipperary – 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 Mattie McGrath TD Voted against abortion in 2013 and favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
IND Michael Lowry TD Voted against abortion in 2013.
Other candidates and where they stand on abortion
FF Cllr. Siobhan Ambrose No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013.
FF Jackie Cahill No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013.
FF Cllr. Michael Smith No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013.
IND Michael Dillon No response to date.
FG Cllr. Marie Murphy No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.
SF Cllr. Seamus Morris Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
GP Gearoid Fitzgibbon Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013
FG Noel Coonan TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
FG Minister Tom Hayes Voted for abortion in 2013.
WUAG Seamus Healy TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
LAB Minister Alan Kelly Voted for abortion in 2013.