zazie_toujours (zazie_toujours) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Celebrities react to Irish voters repealing the 8th amendment

Yesterday Irish voters had a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment, which says the rights of the pregnant women and the foetus are equal, meaning Ireland has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the western world. Abortion is illegal also in the cases of rape, foetal deformity and risk to the mother's health.

It became clear last night the YES to repeal side had won in a landslide, with most reports saying 68 percent of voters have decided to effectively legalise abortion. Celebrities react:



Marian Keyes, author



Graham Linehan, comedy writer



David O'Doherty, comedian



Aisling Bea, comedian



Blindboy of the Rubberbandits, comedian/writer



Ed Byrne, comedian



Tatiana Maslany, actress



Roisin Murphy, singer



Jessica Valenti, feminist writer



Mona Eltahawy, feminist writer



Michael Legge, comedian

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Let's celebrate these wonderful news! And note: Northern Ireland still has an abortion ban, as well as a ban on same sex marriage.
ETA: more tweets :)
Tags: books / authors, celebrity reactions, comedy / comedian, feminism / social issues, irish celebrities, politics, world news
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