'Why I'm Flying Home To Vote In Ireland's Abortion Referendum'
"When a woman gets pregnant in Ireland she becomes a second class citizen - this is not acceptable."
May 14, 2018
A few years ago, Ireland made headlines for all the wrong reasons. A woman suffering a miscarriage turned up to one of our hospitals. She was denied an abortion and left miscarrying for five days. She later died of blood poisoning.
In our country, it is currently illegal to procure an abortion. The eighth amendment to our constitution sets out “the right to life of the unborn” and guarantees “to defend and vindicate that right.” This prohibits the state from legislating to allow abortion.