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||Lucinda Creighton TD||Voted against abortion in 2013 and in favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion|
|IND||William D.J. Gorman||No response to date.|
|IND||Alan MacStiofan||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||John Dominic Keigher||No response to date.|
|IND||Eoin Tierney||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|FF||Cllr. Jim O’Callaghan||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Eamon Ryan||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Cllr. Chris Andrews||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Cllr. Mannix Flynn||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SD||Gleanna Lynch||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|PBPA||Annette Mooney||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FG||Kate O’Connell||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|LAB||Kevin Humphries TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||Eoghan Murphy TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|