From left: Sinead Kennedy, Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, Rita Harrold, ROSA,TDs Ruth Coppinger, Brid Smith, Richard Boyd Barrett and Dr Peadar O’Grady, founding member of Doctors for Choice
Buswells Hotel Dublin 2
A Solidarity/People Before Profit press conference to urge immediate government action on the recommendations from the Citizen’s Assembly on abortion in Ireland.
The pro-choice coalition Dáil grouping want a referendum held before the fifth anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar, who died in University Hospital Galway on October 28, 2012.
Ms Coppinger said:
“The Dáil didn’t want to abolish water charges . . . but they were made to do it by public opinion and pressure. The Repeal movement is burgeoning, it’s growing…The Dáil is a conservative bastion, light years behind where most people’s views are.”