‘Brave’ or ‘a betrayal’? Fianna Fáil members split on Martin’s abortion stance
‘Micheál has given the proverbial two fingers to the majority of my fellow members’
Kris Shekleton: ‘I am extremely disappointed and angered.’
Chris Walsh: ‘I believe Micheál Martin showed outstanding leadership in his speech yesterday.’
Eoin Neylon: ‘It is heartening to hear the party leader give voice, in his personal capacity, to the sizable minority of members who would be pro-choice leaning.’
Kate Feeney: ‘As a young woman, I was heartened to see the leader of one of the largest partyies in the State take such a reasoned and well researched approach to the issue.’
Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin made a surprise announcement on Thursday that he would vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment and to allow abortion on request until near the end of the first trimester.