Kerry for Choice joins in march

Some of the Kerry group that marched on Saturday

MEMBERS of the Kerry for Choice movement were among the estimated 40,000 people who participated in the largest ever abortion rights campaign march in Dublin on Saturday,

Kerry for Choice is a pro-choice group advocating for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution and for the introduction of free, safe, legal and accessible abortion in Ireland.

Paula Dennan, spokesperson for Kerry for Choice, remarked: “We marched in solidarity with the one woman every week who leaves Kerry to access abortion services abroad. They are forced to leave Kerry to access the healthcare they need. It is long past time the government caught up.”

She added: “We have been given a timeline for a referendum next year but we do not know the wording yet. It is vital that the Eighth Amendment is completely repealed, this is the only way to treat abortion as the healthcare issue it is.”

“Being pro-choice is the middle ground. Being pro-choice means understanding that every individual is the best person to decide what is right for them,” she said.