zazie_toujours (zazie_toujours) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

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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