Bishop calls on public to recall views of candidates on abortion before voting in General Election

Bishop calls on public to recall views of candidates on abortion before voting in General Election

A Catholic Church bishop is telling people to remember the track records of politicians on abortion when they go to the polls.

The Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran has said the next General Election will offer the chance to vote for those who are against repealing the 8th Amendment.

The Taoiseach has indicated he will offer a free vote on the issue in the Dáil if he gets back into Government.

That is despite several prominent Fine Gael members being forced out three years ago when they disagreed with the party's stance.

Bishop Kevin Doran has said politicians' actions speak louder than words.

"We're heading towards an election, and whether there is a referendum or not will possibly depend to some extent, on who's elected," said Bishop Doran.

"Certainly many of those who wish to remove the 8th amendment from the Constitution have made no secret of the fact that their ultimate political objective is abortion on demand.

"That's very clear from some of the political parties engaged in this debate and I think people need to take note of that."


More in this Section

Gardaí talk to three people as investigation into Cork father set on fire continuesGardaí talk to three people as investigation into Cork father set on fire continues

Garda tells inquest he shot Mark Hennessy as he believed he was about to slit Jastine Valdez's throatGarda tells inquest he shot Mark Hennessy as he believed he was about to slit Jastine Valdez's throat

Michael McGrath: Fianna Fáil not kicking pension decisions down the roadMichael McGrath: Fianna Fáil not kicking pension decisions down the road

Cork-based cybersecurity firm warn of 300% increase in cyber attacks from Iran Cork-based cybersecurity firm warn of 300% increase in cyber attacks from Iran


Lifestyle

Jim Murray is a guitarist, originally from An Muine Fliuch, Co Cork.A Question of Taste: Jim Murray, Guitarist

A consultant said it’s not ‘trigger finger’ and is looking into other possible conditions.Natural health: 'My middle finger is stuck at a slight angle'

If you're a gardener who follows astrology, you may be interested to know your garden could perform better if you plan your gardening schedule according to the path of the moon.Tuning into the cycles of nature is all part of lunar gardening

More From The Irish Examiner