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||Dara Calleary TD||Voted against abortion in 2013.|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion|
|REN||Michael Farrington||Favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND/FIM||Peter Jordan||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment as stated locally.|
|IND||Gerry O’Boyle||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment as stated locally.|
|IND/FIM||George O’Malley||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment as stated locally.|
|IUND||Kamal Uddin||No contact details.|
|IND/NDNV||Jerry Cowley||No response to date.|
|IND||Stephen Manning||No contact details.|
|IND||Sean Forkan||No contact details.|
|FF||Cllr Lisa Chambers||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Margaret Sheehan||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Rosa Conway-Walsh||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|PBPA||Tom Moran||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||Minister Michael Ring TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||Michelle Mulherin TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|