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||Senator Darragh O’Brien||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion|
|REN||Gerry Molloy||No response to date. Renua Party allows free vote.|
|IND||Dr. Marcus DeBrun||No response to date.|
|IND||Fergal O’Connell||No contact details.|
|IND||Cllr. Barry Martin||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Roslyn Fuller||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|FF||Lorraine Clifford Lee||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND/ALL||Cllr. Tony Murphy||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Louise O’Reilly||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Joe O’Brien||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|AAA||Terry Kelleher||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||Alan Farrell TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||James Reilly TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|LAB||Brendan Ryan TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|IND||Clare Daly TD||Voted in favour of abortion in the Dáil.|