Dub: We demand X legislation by the summer


It's 21 years since the X Case, when the Supreme Court ruled that abortion is legal if pregnancy poses a risk to a woman's life – including by suicide. (X was 14 and suicidal because she was pregnant due to rape).  Despite the death of Savita Halappanavar, the government continues to delay legislating to allow abortion if pregnancy poses a risk to a woman's life. Action on X have called a protest at City Hall (Dublin Castle) Monday, 29 April 2013 at 18:00

Action on X demand X legislation by the summer. It must include:
• The risk of suicide as grounds for abortion
• No more than two medical practitioners' opinions to approve an abortion
• State-wide access
• Access to abortion if a foetus has a fatal abnormality and cannot survive
• Decriminalisation of abortion

A large majority support X legislation – shown in recent Irish Times and Sunday Business Post polls. The Dáil must act for the majority – not defer to a minority.

An EU conference on Gender Equality will take place in Dublin Castle on April 29. Come and demand that the Irish government legislates to ensure women get equal medical treatment to men: the right to any treatment needed to protect their lives.

A woman needs the right to an abortion if pregnancy puts her life at risk

WORDS: Action on X

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