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|
|RN||Jacqui Gilbourne||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment presently.|
|IND||Kerry Guinan||No contact details.|
|IND||William D.J. Gorman||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Cllr. Christy Burke||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|DDI-NCM||Cormac McKay||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Ian Noel Smith||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Cllr. Cieran Perry||No response to date. Campaign literature states he is opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|SD||Cllr. Gary Gannon||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|FF||Cllr. Mary Fitzpatrick||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|AAA||Diana O’Dwyer||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|WP||Cllr. Éilis Ryan||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|IND||Maureen O’Sullivan TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||Minister Paschal Donohue||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|LAB||Joe Costello TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|SF||Mary Lou McDonald TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|