From Pro-Choice Dublin:
Women of Ireland,
First, let’s look at some numbers:
In 2011, 4149 women stated Irish addresses when obtaining an abortion in England and Wales.
Between 1980 and 2011, at least 150,000 Irish women travelled from the Republic of Ireland to get an abortion abroad.
The 8th Amendment was passed 29 long years ago.
It has been 4 years since the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights told the Irish government to clarify its laws.
A Sunday Business Post/Red C poll this year found that 85% of people support legislation for X.
It has been 20 years since the Supreme Court passed X.
It is time to come out as pro-choice.
The time for waiting is over. Tell your sister. Tell your brother. Tell your mum. Tell your priest. Tell your co-workers. Tell your friends. Tell your husband. Tell your girlfriend.
But most of all, tell your TDs.
Tell them what this means to you. Tell them how scared you are that you could be the next woman to die in our hospitals. Tell them you are not a criminal for wanting control over your body.
Tell them they don’t own you.
The time for waiting is over, Ministers. The people have spoken.
We demand the right to choose.
We demand the right to have children, if and when we want to.
We demand to live in a country that does not let women die in hospitals because they needed an abortion to save their life.
We are not asking for your permission - we are telling you. You don’t own us
Thank you to Lena Dunham and the whole gang for the premise!