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|
|REN||Senator Paul Bradford||Voted against abortion in 2013 and in favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion|
|FF||Barbara Ahern||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FF||Cllr. Kevin O’Keeffe||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Paddy Bullman||No contact details.|
|FG||Cllr. Noel McCarthy||No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.|
|IND||Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Cllr. Kieran McCarthy||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Ross Cannon||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Cllr. Pat Buckley||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SD||Ken Curtin||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Natasha Harty||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|AAA||Ciara Leonardi Roche||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|LAB||Minister Sean Sherlock||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||David Stanton TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||Tom Barry TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|