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|
|IND||Senator Fidelma Healy Eames||Voted against abortion in 2013 and favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FF||Éamon Ó Cuív TD||Voted against abortion in 2013 and favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Noel Grealish TD||Voted against abortion in 2013 at second stage.|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion|
|REN||Nicola Daveron||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FF||Cllr Mary Hoade||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Tommy Roddy||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FF||Cllr John Connolly||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Patrick Feeney||No contact details.|
|IND||Cllr James Charity||No response to date.|
|IND||Cllr Mike Cubbard||Has indicated support for abortion in some circumstances.|
|IND||Cllr Catherine Connolly||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Seamus Sheridan||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|DDI-NCM||Ruairi O’Neill||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|AAA||Tommy Holahan||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|SD||Niall Ó Tuathail||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||John O’ Mahoney TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||Senator Hildegarde Naughton||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|SF||Senator Trevor O’ Clochartaigh||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|LAB||Derek Nolan TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||Sean Kyne TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|