There was a big turnout for a protest over Ireland’s abortion laws on O’Connell Street in Dublin yesterday.
UP TO TWO thousand people have gathered in Dublin’s city centre this evening to protest at Ireland’s abortion laws and call for a repeal of the controversial 8th Amendment of the Constitution.
Protesters held signs saying “Raped, Pregnant, Suicidal, Forced C-Section – Ireland 2014,” and “I’m not a vessel”, in reference to comments made at the UN Human Rights Committee last month, where its chairman said Ireland’s abortion laws treat women who are raped as a vessel.
The protest was called in response to the case publicised in recent days involving a suicidal young woman who sought an abortion after being raped.
Ashling O’Brien of Atheist Ireland was there and gave me permission to post her photos.