Fianna Fáil Backs Pro-Life Amendment

Editor’s note. Fianna Fáil is a political party in the Republic of Ireland. A “TD” is a member of the lower house of the Parliament. This appeared on the website of the Irish prolife organization, Family & Life.

Dara Calleary

Dara Calleary

Fianna Fáil has announced that it favors the retention of Ireland’s constitutional protection of the unborn. Family & Life welcomes this announcement and commends Fianna Fáil for adopting a principled position on the issue.

Dara Calleary, the party’s TD for Mayo, said it is the party’s policy to maintain the Eighth Amendment (Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution), which acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and the equal right to life of the mother.

Mr. Calleary was speaking at the launch of the Fianna Fáil’s annual party conference, which takes place this weekend. One motion to be debated at the conference calls on the party to oppose any attempt to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Around 3,000 people are expected at conference this weekend.