To: Enda Kenny
Pro Choice: Kilkenny/Carlow
We are calling on An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny to call a referendum on the Repeal of the 8th amendment. The 8th Amendment was added to the constitution 33 years ago, and its ramifications are huge for the Ireland today
Why is this important?
The 8th Amendment prevents people who can get pregnant in Ireland accessing abortion, and in doing so, denies them the right to choose what happens to their own body.
This law was enacted 33 years ago, and many argue that it does not reflect the Ireland of today. It is essential that a new generation of people in Ireland should be given the opportunity to vote on whether this amendment has a place in Irish society today.