Bishop of Elphin urges 8th Amendment supporters to tell politicians their views

The Bishop of Elphin is calling for supporters of the Eighth Amendment to contact their local politicians to make them aware of their views on any possible referendum around abortion.

Kevin Doran has called for polite engagement with elected officials at both local and national level as the government looks set to move forward with a referendum on Article 43.3 later this year.

Bishop Doran has come in for some criticism after publishing a pastoral letter over the weekend which claimed that if abortion was legalised in Ireland, it could pave the way for euthanasia.


Speaking to the Joe Finnegan show, the Dublin native explained that unless people who wish to retain the Eight Amendment speak out- politicians can’t represent their views.