Together For Yes will hold a media event – a month ahead of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on May 25, 2018.
Those speaking at the event will include Orla O’Connor, Co-Director of Together For Yes; musician John Spillane, broadcaster and journalist, who will be MC, Joe O’Shea; and GP Mary Favier, of Doctors Together For Yes.
On Thursday, at 8pm.
There will be a public meeting in the Glasshouse Hotel during which Galway Independent TD Catherine Connolly and Ulster University’s Dr Fiona Bloomer will talk about abortion, the workplace and why a Yes vote on May 25 is “vital to protect the health and lives of women and girls living in Ireland”.
Pat Fallon, of the trade union IMPACT, will preside over the event while other local trade union activists will also address those present.
Above: from left: Paddy Connolly, CEO Inclusion Ireland, Evie Nevin, founder of Disabled People Together for Yes , Finian McGrath, Minister of State with Responsibility for Disability Issues, Suzy Byrne, Disability Rights activist and D. Mark Murphy, spokesperson for Together for Yes.
A launch by Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with Intellectual Disability and Together for Yes in a campaign to remove the Eight Amendment in the forthcoming referendum.
Together for Yes spokesperson Dr Mark Murphy said.
“Women with disabilities often have more complex medical needs. Normal, good medical practice would be that a woman is cared for by her own medical team at home rather than having to travel,”
The founder of Disabled People Together for Yes, Evie Nevin said:
“It is hard enough for able bodied people to access abortion, never mind the added barriers of accessibility, mobility, finances and illness that goes with having a disability.”