Advertisement
Abortion Rights Campaigners Ga...

News

Abortion Rights Campaigners Gather For 10th Annual 'March For Choice'

Newsroom
Newsroom

04:56 25 Sep 2021


Share this article


The tenth annual 'March for Choice' took place this afternoon and called on the Government to tackle barriers to abortion in Ireland.

Campaigners gathered outside the Dáil to demand the Government taker urgent steps to address gaps in care.

Only half of maternity hospitals and just a small number of GPs offer access to an abortion.

This is despite the landslide victory to repeal the 8th amendment in 2018.

Campaigners say people are still travelling abroad for services which should be available here.

"It is still very difficult to get an abortion in this country, there are still far too many barriers," says Abortions Rights Campaign convener, Helen Stonehouse.

"We have mandatory three day waiting periods, it is just as difficult to get an abortion after 12 weeks as it was underneath the 8th Amendment and that has to change."

A review of the Termination of Pregnancy Act is due this year.

The protest heard calls for safe access zones around clinics, and accused groups of intimidating patients.

Yvie Murphy from Together for Safety outlined what kinds of issues those service users are faced with.

She says, "white crosses, graphic images, chanting, vigils, interception, recording, congregations and name calling are jsut some of what people have had to deal with when accessing healthcare."

Follow @98FM on Twitter for the latest Dublin news

 


Share this article


You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-07:00

Share

Up next

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Rebe...

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Rebecca and Brendan

07:00-10:00

Share

Suzanne Kane on 98FM

Suzanne Kane on 98FM

10:00-13:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Bar...

The Sound of the City with Barry Dunne

13:00-16:00

Share

The Big Ride Home With Brian M...

The Big Ride Home With Brian Maher

16:00-19:00

Share

The Fix with Leanne Hanafin

The Fix with Leanne Hanafin

19:00-22:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night...

The Sound of the City at Night with Karl Dawson

22:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-07:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on