‘Yes' campaign launch in Bantry café

April 15th, 2018 2:25 PM

By Southern Star Team

Kathy D'Arcy, chairperson of Cork Together for Yes.

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WEST Cork Together for Yes will have their official launch on Monday April 16th at 7pm. The event will be hosted by Organico café in Bantry. 

West Cork Together for Yes is part of the national campaign for a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum. 

On May 25th, voters will be asked if they want to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution. 

Speaking at the event will be Kathy D’Arcy, chairperson of Cork Together for Yes, award-winning Clonakilty author Louise O’Neill and Evie Nevin of Disabled People Together for Yes. 

Evie Nevin, who is lives in Clonakilty has been travelling all over Ireland, to spread her belief that the Eighth Amendment disproportionately affects people with disabilities.

‘The Eighth Amendment affects anyone with the ability to become pregnant, that includes people with disabilities,’ said Evie. 

‘The Eighth Amendment is dangerous for many people with disabilities. 

‘We need to be able to access full reproductive care at home. Many of us can’t physically travel or even afford to travel to Britain for an abortion. 

‘There are over 140,000 females with disabilities of childbearing age in Ireland and they are disproportionately affected by this law. 

‘There is a lot of misinformation being spread about the implications of repealing the Eighth, like people with disabilities being wiped out. This simply isn’t going to happen,’ she said.

‘People have been very kind and compassionate to me and my family in the past when it came to a need to fundraise and travel for treatment in London. I believe the people of West Cork will vote to repeal the Eighth,’ she said.

The event is free and open to the public. To find out more see ‘West Cork Rebels for Choice’ on Facebook. 

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