Sinn Féin’s Vice-President Mary-Lou McDonald has also made it clear that whilst she respects her party’s current policy (Repeal the Eighth Amendment & enact legislation on the grounds of rape, incest, and fatal foetal abnormality) her personal position is very clear :
“My politics and my view is decidedly pro-choice”
Their colleague in the Dáil Meath TD Peadar Toibin and a number of others within the party have a contrary view and are opposed to any change to the constitution proposed by the forthcoming referendum.
With more and more senior members being quite upfront about having a personal position supporting a woman’s right to choose it clearly shows that a change in policy is on the horizon.
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