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||Robert Troy TD||Opposed the 2013 abortion legislation. Has recently made comments in favour of abortion.|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion|
|CD||Noel McKervey||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FG||Cllr Peter Burke||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND/PBA||James Miller||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FF||Connie Gerety-Quinn||No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013.|
|DDI-NCM||Stephanie Healy||No response to date.|
|IND||Cllr Mae Sexton||No response to date.|
|FG||Gabrielle McFadden TD||No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.|
|IND/IND ALL||James Morgan||Supports a referendum that would open the possibility for the removal of the right to life of the unborn child.|
|IND||Barbara Smyth||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND/IND ALL||Brian Fagan||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND/IND ALL||Cllr. Kevin “Boxer” Moran||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Donal Jackson||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Cllr Paul Hogan||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Manchán Magan||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|AAA||Dom Parker||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||James Bannon TD||Voted for abortion in 2013|
|LAB||Willie Penrose TD||Voted for abortion in 2013|