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|
|IND||Kieran Adam Quigley||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|REN||Cllr Ronan McMahon||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Declan Burke||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Peter Fitzpatrick||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment but nonetheless supports a referendum that would open the possibility for the removal of the right to life of the unborn child.|
|FF||Cllr John Lahart||No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013|
|IND||Joan Summerville-Molloy||No contact details.|
|IND||Frank O’Gorman||No contact details.|
|FG||Cllr Colm Brophy||No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.|
|FG||Cllr Anne-Marie Dermody||No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.|
|FG||Karen Warren||No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.|
|IND/IND ALL||Cllr Deirdre O’Donovan||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Francis Noel Duffy||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Sarah Holland||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|DDI-NCM||Stephen Sinclair||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|AAA||Sandra Fay||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment|
|LAB||Cllr Pamela Kearns||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment|
|LAB||Cllr Mick Duff||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013
|IND||Senator Katherine Zappone||Voted for abortion in 2013|
|IND||Eamonn Maloney TD||Voted for abortion in 2013|
|SF||Sean Crowe TD||Voted for abortion in 2013|
|AAA||Paul Murphy TD||Voted for abortion in 2013|