Thursday 15 November 2018

Final Results

Repeal the Eighth Amendment?

Yes 66.40% 1,429,981

No 33.60% 723,632

  • Constituencies declared: 40/40

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'Repeal the eighth' - Friends actress Courteney Cox supports Together for Yes pro-choice campaign

Actress Courteney Cox is supporting the Repeal the Eight campaign
Actress Courteney Cox is supporting the Repeal the Eight campaign
Independent.ie Newsdesk

FRIENDS actress Courteney Cox has revealed she is supporting the campaign to repeal the Eight Amendment.

As we prepare to vote in the historic referendum on May 25, the US A-lister (53) has publicly backed the pro-choice Together For Yes campaign.

She shared a link to an account they created call Actors For Yes with her 1.11 million this evening.
Ms Cox wrote: "Repeal the eighth!!!"

Three-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan joins Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham, Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Cillian Murphy are among the stars who freature in the video as part of the Together For Yes campaign.

The video features clips of a number of other actors spliced together to say, "In Ireland today, if the woman sitting next you is pregnant, she does not have full rights over her own body.

"In Ireland today, women who find themselves in crisis pregnancies, be it a scared 15-year-old, who's been sexually abused or a terrified woman who's been raped, are forced to carry the pregnancy to term."

The video then highlights women taking abortion pills and a potential jail sentence with no medical support.

On Sunday, Liam Neeson voiced his support for Yes, in an- op-ed published in the Sunday Independent, writing: "Ireland remains a society where we see women in crisis as a problem, to be exiled overseas instead of cared for with respect and compassion here at home.

"It's time to end that. It's time to respect women's right to make decisions that are right for them and their families."

With voting day for the referendum approaching on May 25, a number of celebrities and influencers have voiced their opinions in support of a Yes vote, including U2, Amy Huberman, Pippa O'Connor and Caitriona Balfe.

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