Why I’m Flying Home to Repeal

On Friday 25th May, I will walk out of my last exam, board a bus to Liverpool John Lennon Airport and fly to Knock, Ireland, to make, in reverse, a journey many an Irish woman has made before me. I will be doing this so no one will be forced to do so again. Between 1980 and 2016, almost 170,000 women travelled from the Republic of Ireland to England and Wales for abortions. On May 25th, Ireland will be voting on whether to keep or repeal the 8th Amendment, Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution, which, since a referendum in...

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