It has been reported that Mayo Co Council has followed both Donegal and Monaghan County Councils by passing a motion opposing the legalisation of abortion in Ireland. The news has been warmly welcomed by local pro-life activists in Mayo and by pro-life organisations nationally,
It is understood that Councillor Frank Durcan’s motion calling on the 31 elected members of the council ‘to oppose any form of legalisation of abortion under any circumstances’ was unanimously approved following a debate on the Monday’s meeting of the authority.
The motion follows moves by Donegal County Council in July where councillors overwhelmingly voted against "any form of legalisation of abortion in any circumstances" and a similar vote by Monaghan Co Council earlier this month.
It is understood that the Fine Gael Council members would have preferred to defer the vote until after the expert group has reported to Government however in the end they voted in favour of the motion.
Co Councils like Mayo, Monaghan and Donegal are to be congratulted for showing the courage to stand up and be counted when it comes to upholding the lives of the most vulnerable