Meet the Irish expats pledging to return for abortion referendum in #HomeToVote campaign

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Meet the Irish expats pledging to return for abortion referendum in #HomeToVote campaign
Irish emigrants have pledged to return home to vote in favour of ending the country’s near-total ban on abortion.

By Alice Cuddy
Feb 8, 2018

Irish people living around the world have pledged to return home to vote in favour of ending the country’s near-total ban on abortion in a historic referendum in May.

Irish living as far away as the US and Qatar took to social media on Wednesday to share their plans under the hashtag #HomeToVote, a campaign launched by the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign.

Continued: http://www.euronews.com/2018/02/08/meet-the-irish-expats-pledging-to-return-for-abortion-referendum-in-hometovote-campaign

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Global support grows for Dublin’s March for Choice

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Global support grows for Dublin’s March for Choice
Irish abroad organising solidarity events in more than 20 cities across the world
Fri, Sep 29, 2017
Marie Claire Digby

Saturday shoppers, tourists and well-heeled residents of Belgravia in west London will encounter some unusual street art on Saturday, September 30th, when members of the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign will make 205,704 chalk markings on the pavement outside the Irish Embassy at 17 Grosvenor Place.

The organisation says “the markings will represent the 205,704 Irish and Northern Irish women who have travelled to Great Britain for an abortion since the 8th Amendment in 1983”.

Continued at source: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/global-support-grows-for-dublin-s-march-for-choice-1.3235893

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