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|
|FF||John Curran||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Clare Leonard||No response to date.|
|IND||Patrick Akpoveta||No contact details available.|
|IND||Dr. Haroon Khan||No contact details available.|
|DDI-NCM||Christopher Healy||No contact details available.|
|GP||Tom Kivlehan||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Paul Gogarty||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Francis Timmons||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|WP||Lorraine Hennessy||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SD||Anne-Marie McNally||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Eoin Ó Broin||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|AAA-PBPA||Cllr Gino Kenny||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013.|
|FG||Frances Fitzgerald TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||Derek Keating TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|LAB||Joanna Tuffy TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|