Wednesday 7 December 2016

James Corden pledges support to Irish woman live-tweeting her abortion journey to the UK

Cian Murray

Published 20/08/2016 | 08:29

Members of the Labour Party take part in an event in Dublin to publicise their plan to repeal the 8th Amendment earlier this year Picture: Niall Carson/PA
Members of the Labour Party take part in an event in Dublin to publicise their plan to repeal the 8th Amendment earlier this year Picture: Niall Carson/PA

Presenter James Corden has offered words of support to an Irish woman who is documenting her experience travelling to the UK for an abortion via live Twitter updates.

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The woman, who is travelling to Manchester for the procedure, is accompanied by a second female who is helping her operate the Twitter account @twowomentravel.

They left Ireland at about dawn this morning, and have been updating the journey since then.

Corden is among hundreds who have pledged their support to the woman, and took to his Twitter account to connect with her.

"Today, @TwoWomenTravel but you're not on your own in this. So many people are with you," he wrote.

— James Corden (@JKCorden) August 20, 2016

The women described their mission: “Two women, one procedure, 48 hours away from home.”

In one of their first tweets, they tagged Taoiseach Enda Kenny and thanked him for forcing them to "hit the road".

The women declined to comment further when contacted by Independent.ie but did say that "Tweeting photos of our journey is the most painless way of conveying our message of solidarity, and outrage (at the situation)."

Neither of the women's identities have been released thus far, but they have confirmed that they are both "well over" 18.

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