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21st May 2018 | Uncategorised

Greens urge voters to turn out for a Yes vote on Friday

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The Green Party have urged voters to turn out and vote Yes in the referendum on Friday.

Speaking today Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said that Irish people were understanding, and compassionate, and would understand the need to vote Yes on Friday.

This referendum is about moving towards a compassionate, caring approach to difficult situations and decisions that occur every day in Ireland. At least 9 women travel to the UK for terminations every day, for a range of different, complex reasons.

“This referendum is about moving towards a compassionate, caring approach to difficult situations and decisions that occur every day in Ireland. At least 9 women travel to the UK for terminations every day, for a range of different, complex reasons. Travelling abroad involves significant physical, emotional and financial burdens. Countless others risk prosecution and potentially put their health at risk by taking abortion pills obtained illegally online, without medical supervision.

3,000 women travel to the UK every year for terminations. Do we want to continue to exile our friends, relatives, neighbours? Or do we want to offer them the support and care they need at home?

“We have to work towards a safe, compassionate approach to ensure women can make the right decisions for themselves and their families in a caring environment, with proper medical oversight and support services. The only way we can do this is by repealing the 8th Amendment. I’m encouraging people turn out and vote Yes on Friday.”