Whatever your views on Lucinda Creighton’s stance on the abortion legislation, it must be acknowledged that she did the unthinkable in politics – stood by her beliefs and acted with integrity.
In voting against the government last night, she was aware that she would be sacrificing her nascent political career on the altar of idealism. Many of her colleagues who held similar beliefs chose to act in a more expedient manner and towed the party line, putting politics above principles.
Lucinda must be commended for her actions. She is that rarest of species, a politician that keeps a promise.