Wicklow – Use Your Vote to Protect Human Life

Wicklow – 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  
REN Billy Timmins TD Voted against abortion in 2013 and favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
Other candidates and where they stand on abortion
IND Cllr. Joe Behan In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment
FF Cllr. Pat Casey In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.
IND Bob Kearns No response to date.
IND Charlie Keddy No response to date.
DDI-NCM Katrina Hutchinson No contact details.
FG Avril Cronin No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.
FF Cllr. Jennifer Cuffe Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
SF Cllr. John Brady Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
GP Cllr. Steven Matthews Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
PBPA Anna Doyle Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.
PBPA Sharon Briggs Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.
TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013
FG Minister Simon Harris Voted for abortion in 2013.
FG Andrew Doyle TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
LAB Anne Ferris TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
SD Stephen Donnelly TD Voted for abortion in 2013.