‘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’

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.

The Irish Times invited Fianna Fáil supporters to share their views on Martin’s new stance. The responses we received, a selection of which are published here, show just how divided the reaction is to their leader’s personal decision to support the proposal to legalise abortion on request.

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