Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin 2
People Before profit TD Brid Smith joined pro choice activists to launch her bill to reduce the punishment for women who procure abortions and doctors who assist them from 14 years to a fine of up to €1
Ms Smith said:
“I think I am right in saying that the vast majority of people in this country are not aware that if you procure an abortion in this country or help to procure an abortion you could face up to 14 years in prison.We think this is utterly draconian and barbaric,”
The bill well be debated in the dáil next week
Top from left: Annie Hoey (President USI), Kitty O Kane (Derry Alliance for Choice), Ailbhe Smyth (Coalition to Repeal 8th Amendment) Brid Smith TD, Emma Hendrick ( Pro Choice Campaigner) Rita Harrold (ROSA).