Friday’s vote was the culmination of months of campaigning – and years of pushing for change
Three decades ago, Anne Marie Keary was threatened with jail, burdened with legal bills and grappling with abuse and threats that poured down her phone, because she had published phone numbers for British abortion clinics in a student welfare guide.
In the pre-internet era, that information was a lifeline for women who did not want to continue with pregnancies. The desperation of those trying to find it shaped Keary’s life.
Abortion will not immediately be available to women within Ireland.
Frank Crummy has been campaigning for women’s rights for decades.
He is eagerly waiting today’s result in Dublin Castle with his granddaughter Fiona McEvoy, and believes we’re looking at another watershed moment for Ireland. pic.twitter.com/EdFDzHjvtf
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