The idea of Sinn Féin voters backing the DUP over abortion isn't as absurd as it sounds. But the prevailing trend goes the other wayby Kylie Noble / June 5, 2018 / Leave a comment
With the resounding support to repeal the 8th amendment from the Irish Constitution on May 25th, attention has almost inevitably turned to Northern Ireland, the only region in these islands that effectively bans abortion.
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the largest party in the region, who grew out of the minority fundamentalist Free Presbyterian Church, founded by the Reverend Ian Paisley in the 1970s. The party ardently opposes abortion in all cases from a conservative Christian perspective.
Now, leader Arlene Foster has claimed in an interview on Sky’s SophyRidge on Sunday programme this week that she has been sent emails from Sinn Féin voters commending the DUP’s stance.