Ireland: Time to Act! – Abortion Rights Campaign 6th Annual March for Choice
The March for Choice takes place on 30 September, assemble Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, from 1.30pm to march on Dáil Éireann at 2pm.
The Citizens’ Assembly report shows us the Irish people are pro-choice. We are ready for change.
The movement to repeal the 8th Amendment from the Irish constitution has gone from strength to strength. In March, Strike4Repeal saw thousands of people occupy O’Connell Bridge, and march on the Dail in the evening, with countless more on the streets in cities around Ireland and abroad, showing that the issue of abortion rights is not going away.
This year we have learned of young children sectioned under the Mental Health Act for seeking abortions, of suicidal women denied access to the abortion they’re entitled to under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act because their doctor didn’t think they were “suicidal enough”.
Meanwhile in Northern Ireland women continue to be prosecuted for procuring their own abortions, even though the push to decriminalise abortion is growing in the rest of the UK.
We need full repeal of the 8th Amendment in the Republic of Ireland, and proper legislation in Northern Ireland. We need access to free, safe and legal abortion for all who need or want it. And we need it now. We have waited too long. We have been patient for too long. We are tired of waiting.
We need to act. Our government needs to act. And YOU need to act!
Join us on September 30th to make your pro-choice voice heard, this is your last chance before a referendum is called.