Freedom to Choose (2)

A woman writes a note on the Savita Halappanavar mural in Portabello, Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty. Courtesy Irish Times

(28/05/2018) Congratulations to Ailbhe Smyth, all the campaigners of ‘Together for Yes’,  and especially our Green Party members for running a successful and informative campaign to repeal the Eight Amendment. Ed & Oisin and the team for canvasing, leaflets, erecting & removing our posters – Well Done, guys!

On a rather poor 59% turnout , Dublin South Central voted 74.8% Yes and 25.2% No. (Dublin Rathdown had 70% turnout, and voted 76.1% Yes, 23.9% No. Nationally there was a 64.1% turnout with Yes vote at 66.4% and No at 33.6%).

It was never about the 95%+ of happy births, Irish Society showed compassion by voting away an outright legal ban to help the tiny % of problem pregnancies and the mothers’ health. The struggle continues to improve the life of every family through universal healthcare, safe homes and streets, and quality education.

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