Saturday, September 30th marked the 6th Annual March for Choice.
Women, men, children (even pets!) from all over Ireland gathered on Saturday to march through Dublin city centre to show support for the Abortion Rights Campaign and the ongoing #Repealthe8th drive.
If you are not familiar with the history of this issue in Ireland to date, there is a great explainer video here.
With a referendum finally announced for mid-2018, the pressure is on now, more than ever, to inform people as much as possible on this subject, and to make sure that people know exactly what it is that their vote will change.
Talk to (at!) your friends, family, colleagues, neighbours, anyone who’s willing to listen – it’s too important not to.
Simply put, repealing the 8th Amendment of the Irish constitution will demonstrate that the Irish people trust women to make the right choices for themselves. Repealing the 8th Amendment will not legalise abortion, despite what others might have you believe…
Last Saturday’s march was something I was really happy to be able to take part in. Obviously everybody on Saturday would have preferred that there were no need for a march, but there is. Personally, I was a little overwhelmed by the sheer number of people that turned up – all in amazing spirits. The chanting, singing, drumming and laughter (there were some really witty signs!) created such a beautiful atmosphere, and I felt so proud of everybody there. It was clear to all that it’s an issue that is close to a lot of people’s hearts.
I won’t ramble on any longer, as I’m sure I’ll write more on this again, but for now, here are some photos of Saturday’s march, along with a few shots from the #Strike4Repeal gathering back in March of this year.
If you want to sign the petition, you can do so here.
If you want to donate to the campaign, you can do that here.
If you spot yourself in any of these photos and would like me to take it down, please just message me on sharonadotie at gmaildotcom or on Instagram (@sharonaie)