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|
|DDI-NCM||Neville Bradley||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Richard Murray||Supported keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FF||Cllr. Catherine Ardagh||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|REN||Michael Gargan||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|SD||Liam Coyne||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Oisín O’hAlmhain||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Cllr. Máire Devine||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Cllr. Paul Hand||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|PBPA||Cllr. Bríd Smith||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||Catherine Byrne TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|LAB||Eric Byrne TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|SF||Aengus O’Snódaigh TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|IND||Joan Collins TD||Voted in favour of abortion in the Dáil.|