- Jan 14, 2016
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Twenty-four Sinn Féin cumainn have called for a vote of conscience on the forthcoming legislation on abortion.
The party will gather for its ard fheis in Belfast this weekend and party leader Mary Lou McDonald will seek to amend party policy on the issue of abortion.
Ms McDonald is urging delegates to alter its position to coincide with the Government’s legislative proposals in this area.
However, the party’s ard fheis will also hear demands to allow members “articulate and vote on the issue of abortion according to their conscience”.
The motion, which has the support of the South Derry branch and three cumainn from Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín’s constituency, says the issue is a “deeply divisive” one within the party and wider society.
Sinn Féin branches seek ‘vote of conscience’ on abortion law