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||John McGuinness TD||Voted against abortion in 2013. Recently stated he would like to see what might replace the 8th Amendment before deciding.|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion|
|IND||Paddy Manning||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FF||Bobby Aylward||Recently stated he would like to see what might replace the 8th Amendment before deciding.|
|FF||Cllr. Jennifer Murnane-O’Connor||No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013.|
|REN||Cllr. Patrick McKee||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Noel G. Walsh||No response to date.|
|II||Peter O’Loughlin||No response to date.|
|FG||David Fitzgerald||No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.|
|SF||Cllr. Kathleen Funchion||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Cllr Malcolm Noonan||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|PBPA||Adrienne Wallace||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|AAA||Conor MacLiam||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||Pat Deering TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|LAB||Ann Phelan TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||John Paul Phelan TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|