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To: Leo Varadkar - Taoiseach

Women Should Not Be Locked Up Because They Want An Abortion

Women Should Not Be Locked Up Because They Want An Abortion

A young pregnant girl was incarcerated under the Mental Health Act because she wanted an abortion. Government needs to guarantee that this Act is not misused by psychiatric professionals and to make sure that the referendum on the eighth amendment offers real choice to the Irish public.

Why is this important?

The misuse of the mental health act as a means to deny women and young girls the medical care they need is not acceptable.

It's time for real choice, it's time for a referendum on the eighth amendment that offers real choice to the Irish public.

Updates

2017-06-13 17:01:46 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2017-06-12 19:34:42 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2017-06-12 11:56:47 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-06-12 11:13:26 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-06-12 09:59:22 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-06-12 09:24:58 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-06-12 08:49:19 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-06-12 08:34:27 +0100

10 signatures reached