On May 25, the people of Ireland said YES to repeal the Eighth Amendment


Here are 5 key reasons to vote yes:

  1. For too long Ireland has abandoned, punished, hurt and harmed women
  2. It’s time to respect women’s right to make decisions that are right for them and their families
  3. Until women are free to make decisions about their own bodies, health and lives, they will never be equal
  4. It’s time to care for women at home, to end the indignity, the secrecy, the shame
  5. It has taken 35 years, seven governments, a European Court of Human Rights ruling, the tragic deaths of Savita Halappanavar and grave harm to countless other women, Ireland being repeatedly hauled before the United Nations, a massive public campaign, a Citizens’ Assembly, and a special Joint Oireachtas Committee to get us to this referendum.

Change is possible. It’s time – vote yes for compassion, respect, dignity and equality.

Women’s Voices from the ‘She is Not a Criminal’ Report

This selection of women’s stories was originally collected for the report She is Not a Criminal: the impact of Ireland’s abortion law, in order to document the myriad human rights violations stemming from Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws.