Sligo in­put into Re­peal the Eight march

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

THE Abor­tion Rights Cam­paigns 6 th An­nual March for Choice takes place on Satur­day the 30 th of Septem­ber in Dublin, as­sem­bling at the Gar­den of Re­mem­brance on Par­nell Square from 1.30pm, be­fore a march on Dáil Éire­ann at 2pm

Sligo’s Abor­tion Rights group con­venor Denise O’ Toole said:“The move­ment to re­peal the 8th Amend­ment from the Ir­ish con­sti­tu­tion has gone from strength to strength. The Ci­ti­zens’ Assem­bly re­port shows us the Ir­ish peo­ple are pro­choice. We are ready for change and a ref­er­en­dum.

“The Abor­tion Rights Cam­paign is an all-is­land grass­roots move­ment for choice and change, cam­paign­ing for free safe and le­gal abor­tion ac­cess in Ire­land and has over 25 Re­gional groups who are run­ning buses to Dublin in­clud­ing Sligo.

“In 2016 29 women who gave Ir­ish ad­dresses trav­elled from Sligo, 38 from Mayo, 63 from Done­gal, 21 from Leitrim to avail of safe and le­gal abor­tion health care that they are de­nied in Ire­land and are also crim­i­nalised with a four­teen year prison sen­tence.”

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