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||Terence Flanagan TD||Voted against abortion in 2013 and favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion|
|FF||Cllr Seán Haughey||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Paul Clarke||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Proinsias Ó’Conaráin||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FF||Cllr. Deirdre Heney||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FG||Cllr Naoise O’Muirí||No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.|
|IND||Damien O’Neill||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Donna Cooney||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Cllr Denise Mitchell||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Cllr Mícheál MacDonnchadh||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|FG||Stephanie Regan||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|SD||Cllr Cian O’Callaghan||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Tommy Broughan TD||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|AAA-PBPA||Cllr John Lyons||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|AAA||Cllr Michael O’Brien||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Jimmy Guerin||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||Minister Richard Bruton||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|LAB||Minister Aodhán Ó’Riordáin||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|IND||Senator Averil Power||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|IND/IND ALL||Finian McGrath TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|