Listening online to the Mike Reid show on LMFM (broadcast Friday at 10) I was shocked to hear Sinn Fein candidate for the East Thomas Sharkey affirm that he is pro-abortion and favours abortion being introduced into Ireland. He tried to avoid answering directly but due to Reid's persistence he eventually made his position completely clear. The only reason he equivocated was because "51% of your listeners are more concerned than I would be". He also stated that Sinn Fein has no policy "fixed in stone on this issue" which really means that Sinn Fein is pro-abortion as it always has been but like Sharkey it recognises that it is out of synch with the Irish public on this issue and therefore is more reluctant to state its views plainly publicly.
I'd imagine that the majority of Sinn Fein supporters in the Cavan and Monaghan area where LMFM reaches would be opposed to both Sharkey and Sinn Fein's attitude to abortion. Being part of the North West they should vote for NW candidate Ganley instead of Sinn Fein's Pádraig Mac Lochlainn if they care about this issue. Ganley was also on the show and stated that he is 100% pro-life and favours Irish people being able to decide for themselves on this issue (Sharkey spoke glowingly of how EU legislation facilitates the procurement of abortion by Irish women overseas).
Voting Sinn Fein means choosing the abortion agenda. Wavering Sinn Fein supporters who favour life should support Libertas.