Vogue Williams has slammed Enda Kenny and revealed that she’s Pro Choice.
The TV star hit out at Enda Kenny after he spoke recently about repealing the Eighth Amendment, which is a constitutional ban on abortion that was brought into effect after a referendum in 1983.
“When speaking recently about the 8th Amendment, Enda tried to say that it had been voted on three times and the people of Ireland had decided against legalising abortion, ” she wrote in her column for the Sunday World.
“In truth, it’s been voted on only once and the generation who voted for it are now frankly past childbearing age. When do my generation get a say? We’re the ones having the babies.
“The 8th Amendment came into being in 1983, was approved by referendum on September 7, 1983, and signed into law on October 7 of the same year. That’s three years before I was born.
“Enda Kenny has been in the Dáil since 1975 so surely he can remember the details of that hard-fought referendum. But evidently not.
“This is a man who is supposed to be directing our legislative response and he can’t seem to remember how the last referendum played out.
“We are a country with citizens who are more than capable of making up our minds on a topic, whether it be abortion laws or gay marriage. It seems to be a constant struggle to get things that are so important to a vote,” she wrote.
While Vogue admitted that she’s pro choice and feels women should be allowed to what they want with their body, she also expressed her confusion about why Ireland is still so heavily influence by the Catholic Church.
“I am pro choice, which doesn’t mean I am for or against abortion, it means that I think any woman has the right to choose what to do with their own body, myself included.
“Our country is still suffering the political influence of the Catholic Church, a totally misogynistic dinosaur. It’s ironic, since many people living in Ireland don’t practice any religion these days.
“Women in Ireland have to leave their own country to get abortions in the UK and it’s morally wrong – a fact recognised by the UN this week when it described the “cruel, inhuman and degrading” treatment of Amanda Mullet.
“Who was forced to go to Britain to have an abortion despite facing the heartbreak of a fatal foetal abnormality.
“It’s time our country looked after it’s citizens,” she added.