So What Do You Think About Ireland Voting To Legalise Abortion?
The Irish are ready to move forward, Ireland is ready for a change.
After a 35-year ban, the Irish have come forward and placed their votes to repeal the 8th amendment of the constitution, which was inserted into the Irish constitution back in 1983, and gave equal rights to both the life of the unborn child and the mother. So, a vote 'yes' means you pro-choice, while a vote 'no' means you are pro-life. The votes were cast and the results were a landslide with the two-thirds majority: 66.4% yes to 33.6% no.
When same-sex marriage was legalised there in 2015, the streets of the city were filled with shouts of joy and glee but on Saturday evening, the streets were filled with a calm, collective sigh from women who finally felt free in their own home.
According to BBC.com, the proposed legislation will allow abortions to be done during the first 12 weeks of the pregnancy and up to the 24th week in exceptional circumstances.
Women in Ireland have had to fly to the UK to get an abortion or source abortion medication or get it done illegally in Ireland. The women now can access basic care aand get help and support from other women who went through the same thing.
This is my mam. It took 38 years for us to find each other again. The last time she saw me was when she was running after a car as nuns drove away with me.
We voted yes.
We stand together for change.#repealThe8th #repealedThe8th pic.twitter.com/CXHAptgKzc
— michellesinhell (@michellesinhell) May 26, 2018