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|
|IND||Kate Bopp||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|REN||Cllr. John Leahy||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|FF||Cllr Eddie Fitzpatrick||No response to date. Fianna Fail Party allowed free vote on abortion in 2013.|
|IND/IND ALL||Cllr John Foley||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Christopher Fettes||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IND||Cllr Joe Hannigan||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Cllr Carol Nolan||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|IDP||Ken Smollen||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Teresa Ryan-Feehan||Opposed to keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FF||Barry Cowen TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|