It is time.
For the 168,705 Sinéads, Aoifes, Sarahs and Siobhans who had to travel to the UK between 1980 and 2016 to have a termination.
For every woman who was told that the health of her unborn baby mattered more than her own.
For every woman who had to carry an ill baby she knew would only live for 30 minutes after birth.
For every woman who was told, “This is a Catholic country, you can’t have an abortion.”
For every woman who was forced to carry a baby after being abused and raped.
For the many whose names we’ll never know.
Tomorrow is their day.
Please join the people who are flying home from Brazil, Thailand, Japan and further afar.
It simply is time.
Check if you’re registered to vote
Abortion Referendum, Irish Times
Abortion Referendum, Irish Independent
#HomeToVote: Irish emigrants make journey home to vote
Government to enact abortion legislation by end of year in event of ‘Yes’ vote
(statistics UK Department of Health)
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