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|
|FF||Cllr. James Lawless||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Michael Beirne||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FF||Cllr. Frank O’Rourke||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Gerard Dunne||No contact details.|
|IND||Elizabeth O’Sullivan||No contact details.|
|REN||Shane Fitzgerald||No response to date. Renua Party allows free vote.|
|IND||Brendan Young||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|GP||Maebh Ní Fhallúin||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Cllr. Réada Cronin||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|PBPA||Ashling Merriman||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||Anthony Lawler TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||Bernard Durkan TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|LAB||Emmet Stagg TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|SD||Catherine Murphy TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|