Earlier in Liverpool University Square, gatherers met to campaign against an “outdated” Irish Law. Today being International Women’s Day, women in Ireland will strike to demand their right to control their bodies.
The 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution outlaws and criminalises abortion in Ireland by considering the rights of the fetus equivalent to those of a woman. The campaigners want this repealed. They say “Women in Ireland should have access to safe, legal and affordable abortions.”
The UOL Pro-Choice Society, supports the campaign and stands in solidarity with women whose governments deny them bodily autonomy. They stand with the women of Ireland and Northern Ireland who are forced to travel abroad for a safe procedure that they should have access to at home.
An estimated 12 women cross the border from Ireland to seek abortion each day.
This event remembers the 12 women who have been forced to travel for abortion that day, and every day.
Every person who has an abortion has to take at least a day off work, whether to travel or stay at home. Use this day to stand in solidarity with them, and demand change.
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