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||Senator Thomas Byrne||Voted against abortion in 2013|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion|
|IND||Cllr. Sharon Keogan||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment|
|REN||Sarah Tyrell||Opposed to keeping 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND/IND ALL||Cllr. Joe Bonner||No response to date.|
|DDI-NCM||Ben Gilroy||No response to date.|
|GP||Seán Ó Buachalla||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SD||Aisling O’Neill||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Cllr. Darren O’Rourke||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|WP||Seamus McDonagh||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||Regina Doherty TD||Voted for abortion in 2013|
|FG||Helen McEntee TD||Voted for abortion in 2013|
|LAB||Dominic Hannigan TD||Voted for abortion in 2013|