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Since 1993 the Constitution has guaranteed the right to travel for abortion, but many women cannot exercise this right due to an array of legal, social, and economic barriers. This includes women on low incomes, women with disabilities, lesbian and bisexual women, and women with travel restrictions, many of whom are entitled to no more than an allowance of €20 a week.
In the upcoming referendum, we will be asked to remove the Eighth Amendment and allow the Oireachtas to regulate for legal abortion in Ireland. Now the referendum is only a couple of months away, it is important to talk about the reality of abortion in Ireland and the impact the lack of access has on the lives of women and girls.
The fifth anniversary of the death of the Savita Halappanavar will be marked by a candlelit vigil on Saturday October 28 at 6:30pm on Church Yard Street at the Galway Market.