Monday 20 August 2018

Shona Murray: A young explosion of voters changed our nation forever

Young people didn't experience past horrors but they are aware of what happened, writes Shona Murray

A GENERATIONAL EXPLOSION: Sisters Jessica and Rachel Dowdall from Dublin were among the crowds who gathered in Dublin Castle to celebrate the Yes vote. Photo: Gerry Mooney
A GENERATIONAL EXPLOSION: Sisters Jessica and Rachel Dowdall from Dublin were among the crowds who gathered in Dublin Castle to celebrate the Yes vote. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Shona Murray

'I was 13 when Savita died; I didn't know much about Irish law or abortion, but I was shocked," said Cara Daniel from Dublin.

"It was a wake-up call that I didn't want to live in a country which allowed this," she told the Irish Independent.

"Along with that and the stories of church control; and how women clearly didn't have the same rights, then I wanted to do something.

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