Big march in Dublin calls for abortion law reform

It’s not just Mann where ‘it’s time for change’ over abortion law reform tens of thousands marched yesterday in Dublin calling for reform:

“Tens of thousands of people have marched through Dublin to demand change to the Republic of Ireland’s abortion laws.

The March for Choice is the first major demonstration since the Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar said he wanted to hold a referendum on abortion next year.

The country’s abortion laws are some of the strictest in Europe.
Terminations are only allowed when the mother’s life is in danger.

The Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution, introduced in 1983, gives an equal right to life to a pregnant woman and an unborn child.

However, thousands of women a year go abroad to have an abortion. The maximum penalty for accessing an illegal abortion in Ireland is 14 years in prison.
Campaigners gathered at Parnell Square in the city on Saturday afternoon.”

Full report from the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41452712
Bernard Moffatt
pp Celtic League

01/10/17

 

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