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||Michael Moynihan TD||Voted against abortion in 2013.|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion
|FF||Aindrias Moynihan||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND/IND ALL||Diarmuid O’Flynn||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|REN||Jason Fitzgerald||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||John Paul O’Shea||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment presently.|
|IND||Jerry O’Sullivan||No contact details.|
|IND||Steven O’Riordan||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND/CPPC||Shirley Griffin||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|CPI||Michael O’Donnell||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Cormac Manning||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Nigel Dennehy||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013
|FG||Aine Collins TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||Michael Creed TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|