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||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.|