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Sinn Féin to attend 'Rally for Choice'

6 July, 2018 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill said legislative change on abortion is required in the north.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s ‘Rally for Choice’ which will take place at 2:30pm at City Hall, Belfast, Michelle O’Neill said:"I’m delighted to be attending the rally for choice alongside my colleagues. “The result in the Repeal the 8th referendum delivered positive change and will help to create a society which is more compassionate and caring and which, at its core, trusts women.“We now need to create a platform for a similar informed debate in the North because women are being failed here, just as they were in the South.“Currently I am engaged in meetings with women and with groups who are campaigning for legislative change.“The first step in this process must be to end the criminalisation of women and through the repeal of Sections 58 & 59 of the archaic Offences Against the Person Act 1861 so that appropriate, modern and compassionate healthcare services for women are available for all women in Ireland, north and south.

“Sinn Féin believe that legislative change should be brought about by locally elected MLAs and should be brought about in the Assembly." 

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