Over 1,500 protest at Ireland’s abortion laws

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By Shelley Marsden

According to official figures, between 1, 500 and 2, 000 protestors turned out in Dublin to call for a repeal of the 8th Amendment of the Constitution

Placards read things like Raped, Pregnant, Suicidal, Forced C-Section – Ireland 2014,” and “I’m not a vessel”, in reference to comments made at the UN  Human Rights Committee last month, where its chairman said Ireland’s abortion laws treat women who are raped “as a vessel”.

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The protest was sparked by the recent ‘Migrant X’ case in which a vulnerable, pregnant young non-Irish national was forced legally to have a Caesarean section after she was raped.

Several pro-choice groups were behind the protest, such as Choice Ireland and the Abortion Rights campaign.

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