Thousands march in Dublin calling for repeal of 8th Amendment

Thousands march in Dublin calling for repeal of 8th Amendment
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Thousands are taking to the streets of Dublin this afternoon calling for changes to our abortion laws.

The 'March for Choice' started at the Garden of Remembrance at 2pm.

Protesters want a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment - the clause in the Constitution that gives equal rights to unborn child and mother.

Janet O'Sullivan from the Abortion Rights Campaign says GPs should be allowed facilitate terminations.

She said: "The majority of abortions that happen, happen before nine weeks using the abortion pills which in other countries are subscribed by GPs.

"If somebody finds themselves in a crisis pregnancy situation, they can go to their own doctor and get prescribed this very safe medication which is on the World Health Organisation's list of essential medicine."

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