“The Time Has Come”: Thousands March To Legalise Abortion In Ireland

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“The Time Has Come”: Thousands March To Legalise Abortion In Ireland

“I treated a girl who was so desperate, she performed her own abortion with a coat hanger,” a retired nurse who attended the protest told BuzzFeed News.

posted on Mar. 8, 2017
by Laura Silver
BuzzFeed News Reporter

DUBLIN – Thousands of people marched through Ireland’s capital on Wednesday evening to demand the government repeals its highly restrictive abortion laws.

The “March4Repeal” was the culmination of a series of actions planned for International Women’s Day to protest against the eighth amendment of the Irish constitution, which states that abortion is prohibited except for when a pregnant woman’s life is seen to be at immediate risk.

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