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|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion|
|FF||Michael McDonagh||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Richard Cahill||No response to date.|
|IND||Cllr. Ian Lynch||No response to date.|
|IND||Dermot Mulqueen||No contact details.|
|IND||André Sibo Hakizimana||No contact details.|
|FG||Cllr. Mary Howard||No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.|
|FF||Cllr. Clare Colleran Molloy||In favour of abortion in certain circumstances, not convinced the 8th Amendment needs to repealed, as stated publicly.|
|IND – NDNV||Dr. Michael Harty||Opposes to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Cllr. Ann Norton||Confirmed locally opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|SF||Noeleen Moran||Confirmed locally opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|GP||Fergal Smith||Confirmed locally opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FN||Niamh O’Brien||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||Pat Breen TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||Joe Carey TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|LAB||Michael McNamara TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FF||Timmy Dooley TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|