Silence no longer an option
TD Clare Daly stated a simple and undeniable fact when she said: "No one of a present reproductive age has had a chance to vote on this matter."
It was clear to me, after attending the 6th annual March for Choice in Dublin two weeks ago, that the voices longing to be heard are the ones affected most by Ireland's atrocious reproductive health laws. Silence is no longer an option, shame no longer a weapon.
We must bring this country forward by finally recognising women's rights as human rights and looking to Savita's family, to Siobhan's family, to Michelle's family and to the families of all the other women who have had their agency and their dignity stolen from them, and saying we're sorry.