‘Abortion pill bus’ set to visit Cork and Dublin rallies today

The ‘Abortion pill bus’ is continuing its tour around Ireland today.

Pro-choice campaigners, led by ROSA (For Reproductive Rights against Oppression Sexism and Austerity), are promoting an online service that prescribes women with abortion pills.

This morning the bus is due to stop on Winthrop Street in Cork city for a rally at 11.30am, before making its way back to Dublin for a demonstration at Central Bank at 3.30pm.

Groups campaigning for the 8th Amendment to be removed from the constitution will be taking part in today's rallies.

Ailbhe Smyth from the Repeal the 8th Coalition, has said the abortion pill is safe and it should be legalised in Ireland.

“(It’s) a really quite absurd situation in this country where women if they try to access the abortion pill, or those who help them to do so, can be imprisoned for up to14 years and treated as criminals,” said Smyth.

“The abortion pill is undoubtedly the safest method of abortion.”


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