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 McGrath TD||Voted against abortion in 2013.|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion
|IND||Elizabeth Hourihane||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND/CPPC||Michael Mohally||No response to date.|
|IND||Cllr. Joe Harris||No response to date.|
|IND/CPPC||Diarmaid Ó’Cadhla||No response to date.|
|IND/IND ALL||Cllr. Mick Finn||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Donnchadh O’Laoighaire||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|RN||Ciaran Kenneally||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|GP||Lorna Bogue||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|PBPA||Jim O’Connell||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment|
|AAA||Fiona Ryan||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment|
|TDs and Senators who voted for abortion in 2013.
|LAB||Ciaran Lynch TD||Voted for abortion in 2013|
|FF||Micheál Martin TD||Voted for abortion in 2013|
|FG||Jerry Buttimer TD||Voted for abortion in 2013|
|FG||Minister Simon Coveney||Voted for abortion in 2013|