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.