During the 2011 General Election campaign, Fine Gael gave a commitment in writing to the voters that the party would not legislate for abortion. People voted for Fine Gael in the election on that basis, so Enda Kenny and Fine Gael have no mandate from the Irish people to introduce abortion legislation.
Despite this, Enda Kenny has railroaded the abortion legislation through the Dáíl, and the Fine Gael deputies who had the courage to stand up for life and the party’s commitment to the Irish people have been expelled from the
No wonder people are cynical about politicians and political promises. Sadly, in this case, Fine Gael’s broken
promise will lead to broken lives. That is the ultimate political betrayal!
Dr Cliodhna Donnelly,