Above from left (back row): Linda Kavanagh, Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC spokesperson, Steph Hanlon, Choice and Equality Network, Bulelani Mfaco, of the Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI) and front row, from left: Mara Clarke, Abortion Support Network (ASN) and Danielle Roberts, Alliance for Choice Belfast
Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin 2.
Pro-choice activists held a media conference to release details of this Saturday’s 8th Annual March for Choice, including this year’s theme: No One Left Behind.
The seventh annual March for Choice, organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign,from the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin 1 to Merrion Square , Dublin 2.
With politicians and pro-choice activists, including Minister for Health Simon Harris (pics 5 and 6), Minister for Children,Katherine Zappone (pic 2), Amnesty’s Colm O’Gorman (pic 3) and Dr Peter Boylan, former Master of Holles Street Hospital (pic 2).
Pro-choice activists gather to announce the theme of the 7th annual ‘March for Choic’e this Saturday, September 29 in Dublin city centre.
Activist will rally under the banner ‘Free, Safe, Legal’ and call for “stigma-free abortion access for anyone who wants or needs one, regardless of their financial or legal status”.
second pic from left: Clare Daly TD, Dr Paola Rivetti, Migrants and Ethnic Minorities for Reproductive Justice (MERJ), Dr Mary Favier Doctor for Choice, Gearóidín McEvoy Lawyers for Choice, and Cathie Shiels.
The Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment announce the creation of a series of beautiful, hand-painted, stitched and embroidered banners, which will be carried in procession at the upcoming March for Choice on September 30th in Dublin.
The banners are inspired by the Suffragette, Labour, Sodality and Guild groups and all those who have sought social change through cultural means.
…The Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment was founded in 2015 by Cecily Brennan, Eithne Jordan, Alice Maher and Paula Meehan. To date, 3,000 of Ireland’s artists, musicians, actors, dancers, writer and poets, have signed up to the campaign.
Here’s a wee edit of Saturday’s abortions rights march as it rounded the corner at Merrion Square. I filmed for close to an hour and a half as tens of thousands of people passed. Here’s what it looks like sped up into three minutes…
The march took supporters from the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square to Merrion Square, Dublin [briefly diverted by blazing jammer (see previous post)] for a pro-choice rally.
Claire Butler (holding Naoise Butler) and Independent TD Clare Daly (top third from left) outside Leinster House with members of the Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC) highlighting the March for Choice, taking place on Saturday seeking a repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution
Do you have a wheelie case?
Linda Kavanagh writes:
The landslide vote for Marriage Equality and the passage of the Gender Recognition Bill earlier this year, demonstrates clearly, the huge appetite for change and progress in this country. This will be the last March for Choice before the next general election, so we must make it clear – securing our vote will mean making a commitment to Repeal the 8th amendment, so that we can take a step closer to securing free, safe and legal access to abortion in Ireland. The March will kick off at 2 pm in Dublin at the Garden of Remembrance (assembling from 1.30pm), and like last year, we are asking that you bring a wheelie case if possible to make the effort and sound of travel abundantly clear!
“The 4th annual March for Choice will take place in Dublin on Saturday marking the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion.
This will be the last March for Choice before the next general election, so we must make it clear – securing our vote will mean making a commitment to Repeal the 8th amendment, so that we can take a step closer to securing free, safe and legal access to abortion in Ireland.”
The march will kick off at 2 pm in Dublin at the Garden of Remembrance (assembling from 1.30pm), and like last year, we are asking that you bring a wheelie case if possible to make the effort and sound of travel abundantly clear!