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.”