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|
|REN||Billy Timmins TD||Voted against abortion in 2013 and favours keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|Other candidates and where they stand on abortion|
|IND||Cllr. Joe Behan||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment|
|FF||Cllr. Pat Casey||In favour of keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|IND||Bob Kearns||No response to date.|
|IND||Charlie Keddy||No response to date.|
|DDI-NCM||Katrina Hutchinson||No contact details.|
|FG||Avril Cronin||No response to date. Fine Gael Party introduced abortion legislation in 2013.|
|FF||Cllr. Jennifer Cuffe||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|SF||Cllr. John Brady||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|GP||Cllr. Steven Matthews||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly.|
|PBPA||Anna Doyle||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|PBPA||Sharon Briggs||Opposes keeping the 8th Amendment.|
|TDs and Senators who voted in favour of abortion in 2013|
|FG||Minister Simon Harris||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|FG||Andrew Doyle TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|LAB||Anne Ferris TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|
|SD||Stephen Donnelly TD||Voted for abortion in 2013.|