We asked all candidates to supply a Yes or No answer to the following question:
If elected, will you oppose any attempt to repeal the 8th Amendment or undermine legal protection for the unborn child?
This page will be updated daily between now and Election Day with answers from candidates as we receive them.
The voting record of TDs and Senators on the 2013 abortion legislation is also featured below.
The following parties have taken a strong stance on repealing the 8th Amendment and should not receive the pro-life vote:
People Before Profit
The Eighth Amendment is the last remaining constitutional protection for the unborn child in Ireland. Pro-Life people should only vote for candidates who are committed to keeping the 8th Amendment.
|TDs and Senators who voted against abortion in 2013|
|FF||Senator Marc McSharry||Voted against abortion in 2013 and favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion|
|IND||Bernie O’Hara||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|REN||Finbarr Filan||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Des Guckian||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FF||Eamon Scanlon||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|FF||Cllr. Paddy O’Rourke||No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013.|
|IND||Eamonn Murray||No response to date.|
|FG||Gerry Reynolds||No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.|
|GP||Leslie O’Hora||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Bernard Sweeney||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Cllr. Declan Bree||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND/IND ALL||Cllr. Marie Casserly||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Martin Kenny||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Chris MacManus||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|PBPA||Nigel Gallagher||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||Tony McLaughlin TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||John Perry TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|LAB||Senator Susan O’Keeffe||Voted for abortion in 2013.|