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Siobhan McSweeney, best known as Sister Michael from hit comedy series Derry Girls, was in Galway recently to help launch a new information booklet detailing the process of having an abortion in Ireland.
The referendum to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, which was a ban on abortion in almost all circumstances, took place on May 25 2018. One year on, Galway Pro-Choice spoke to the Galway Advertiser on what has changed, and why it believes there is still a need for pro-choice campaigning in Ireland.
Exclusion zones to prevent protestors intimidating or harassing a person outside health care facility that provides pregnancy terminations, have received majority support from Galway City Councillors.
Exclusion zones must be created around hospitals, healthcare centres, and GP practices to ensure every patient can approach and enter a premises to access healthcare "without fear".
Despite abortion now being legal in the Republic of Ireland, the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 means many people will still have to travel to Britain to access abortion care.This is the view of Galway Pro-Choice, which has noted that if a pregnancy exceeds 12 weeks (10 weeks gestation) and there is no risk to the life, or of serious harm to the health, of the pregnant person, an abortion will not currently be permitted.
Proposed abortion legislation will 'roll back what the Irish people voted for' warn Galway Pro Choice
While the Eight Amendment has now been removed from the Constitution, the current draft legislation to provide for termination of pregnancies in the State, is "not capable of guaranteeing universal access to abortion services", according to Galway Pro Choice.
Tomorrow Friday (May 25) the Irish people will vote in the mosti mportant referendum in a generation.
Abortion can be a very difficult issue to discuss, and we all have a responsibility to be sensitive in the language we use in this debate, so as not to add to the pain which many have experienced.
On Monday the Minister for Health Simon Harris reaffirmed that the penalty for taking abortion pills will remain at 14 years' imprisonment unless there is a Yes vote in tomorrow's referendum on the Eighth Amendment.