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|
|CD||Theresa Heaney||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FF||Margaret Murphy-O’Mahony||No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013.|
|IND||Michael Collins||No response to date.|
|IND||Alan Coleman||Favours abortion in some cases as stated publicly.|
|IND||Gillian Powell||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Rachel McCarthy||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Johnny O’Mahony||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Fiona O’Leary||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||Jim Daly TD||Voted for abortion in 2013|
|FG||Noel Harrington TD||Voted for abortion in 2013|
|LAB||Michael McCarthy TD||Voted for abortion in 2013|