Updated: 05/03/18 : 06:39:19Printable Version
Sligo Abortion Rights Campaign will be taking
to the town's streets this Thursday 8th March to celebrate International
Women's Day 2018. They will be displaying their "Three Billboards For Choice"
in different locations around Sligo town from 5:30pm. 100
years after the first women in Ireland got the right to vote, the
campaigners want to encourage a discussion about why it is important
that people vote yes to Repeal the 8th Amendment in the upcoming
Spokesperson Rachal Brady said, "In January our
Taoiseach announced that his government will hold a referendum on the
8th Amendment and that he will be campaigning to liberalise Ireland’s
abortion laws. Sligo Abortion Rights Campaign welcomed this news, and we
have been more active than ever in recent months as we prepare for the
referendum campaign.“We will be holding more information
stalls in more locations accross Co. Sligo and we will be canvassing
door to door as we aim to speak to as many people as possible about the
need for compassionate health care at home.
continued, “This need was highlighted by the recent extreme weather,
which caused added stress and anxiety to women who are forced to travel
to have an abortion, as they were affected by the travel disruptions.
Women affected by these unforseen circumstances faced the need to
re-book accommodation, child-care and time off work in order to access
healthcare that should be available at home.”
"In light of this,
Sligo Abortion Rights Campaign have decided to mark International
Women’s Day by focusing on the campaign for abortion rights, as we know
that the right to choose is an intrinsic part of women’s rights."