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|
|FF||Seán Ó’Fearghaíl TD||Voted against abortion in 2013 and in favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion|
|FG||Cllr. Fiona McLoughlin-Healy||No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.|
|FF||Cllr. Fiona O’Loughlin||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Declan Crowe||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|REN||Mary Kennedy||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Suzanne McEneaney||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Patricia Ryan||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|LAB||Cllr. Mark Wall||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||Martin Heydon TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|