Kerry – Use Your Vote to Protect Human Life

Kerry – Use Your Vote to Protect Human Life

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:

Labour

Sinn Fein

People Before Profit

Anti-Austerity Alliance

Green Party

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
Party Name
IND Michael Healy-Rae TD Voted against abortion in 2013 and favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
Other candidates and where they stand on abortion
IND Mary E. Fitzgibbon Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
FF Cllr. John Brassil Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
IND Henry Gaynor Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.
IND Danny Healy-Rae No response to date.
FG Cllr. Grace O’Donnell No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.
GP Michael Fitzgerald Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
FF Cllr. Norma Moriarty Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.
REN Donal Corcoran Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IND Kevin Murphy Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
IND Michael O’Gorman Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.
PBPA Brian Finucane Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.
TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013
FG Jimmy Deenihan TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
FG Brendan Griffin TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
LAB Arthur Spring TD Voted for abortion in 2013.
SF Martin Ferris TD Voted for abortion in 2013.