Wexford meetings on repeal of 8th amendment

TD's Mick Wallace and Clare Daly will feature in a series of 'Repeal the 8th Amendment' public meetings in Wexford.

TD’s Mick Wallace and Clare Daly will feature in a series of ‘Repeal the 8th Amendment’ public meetings in Wexford.

Independent 4 Change TD’s Mick Wallace and Clare Daly are taking part in a series of public meetings entitled; ‘Why We Should Repeal the Eighth Amendment?’ in Co. Wexford. The moderator is veteran journalist and broadcaster, Vincent Browne.
The meetings will take place at the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola, on Saturday, May 5th at 7 pm; Loch Garman Arms, Gorey, on Wednesday, May 9th at 8 pm; and the IFA Centre, Enniscorthy, on Monday, May 14th at 7.30 pm.
Mick Wallace is TD for Wexford constituency since 2011, and Clare Daly was elected to Dail Éireann for the Fingal constituency in 2016.
The panel is also expected to include representatives of Terminations for Medical Reasons (TFMR), the Together for Yes campaign, and Doctors For Choice, and members of the public are welcome to attend.
What is the Eighth Amendment?
Article 40.3.3, known as the Eighth Amendment, was voted into the Irish Constitution by referendum in 1983. The amendment states: ‘The States acknowledges the right of life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.’ The amendment equates the life of a pregnant woman with that of an embryo or foetus and has created an unworkable distinction between a pregnant woman’s life and her health.
How to Vote
You will be voting on whether or not to approve the Thirty-Sixth Amendment to the Constitution Bill. You vote by marking an X in the Yes box or X in the No box, depending on how you want to vote. Mark only one box, or your vote will not count. Do not mark any other part of the ballot paper.
Polling stations will open from 7 am to 10 pm on Friday, May 25th.
Before polling day, you should receive a polling card in the post telling you at which polling station you should cast your vote. If you do not receive a polling card, you are still entitled to vote so long as you are on the electoral register. You can check this at checktheregister.ie
Full details and explanation on both sides of the debate can be obtained from the Referendum Commission.

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