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|
|IND||Mattie McGrath TD||Voted against abortion in 2013 and favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Michael Lowry TD||Voted against abortion in 2013.|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion|
|FF||Cllr. Siobhan Ambrose||No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013.|
|FF||Jackie Cahill||No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013.|
|FF||Cllr. Michael Smith||No response to date. Fianna Fáil Party allowed free vote on abortion legislation in 2013.|
|IND||Michael Dillon||No response to date.|
|FG||Cllr. Marie Murphy||No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.|
|SF||Cllr. Seamus Morris||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Gearoid Fitzgibbon||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||Noel Coonan TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||Minister Tom Hayes||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|WUAG||Seamus Healy TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|LAB||Minister Alan Kelly||Voted for abortion in 2013.|