Abortion will provide McDonald's first SF test

Abortion will provide McDonald's first SF test
New Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald. Pic: RollingNews.ie

The new leader's comments on disciplining those who vote against the party line could spell trouble for some of its TDs

New Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald’s confirmation that those who vote against the party line on abortion will be disciplined indicates that while the party is changing rapidly in some areas, it will be slower in others.

McDonald is unashamedly pro-choice and has backed proposals to allow for terminations on request up to 12 weeks in the event the Eighth Amendment is...

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