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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 October 2016

Ireland: repeal the 8th Amendment!

Ruth (second right) campaigning during the general election

Ruth (second right) campaigning during the general election   (Click to enlarge)

Ruth Coppinger, Anti Austerity Alliance TD (MP) and Socialist Party (CWI, Ireland) member, gave a widely publicised speech in the Irish parliament on a woman's right to choose. This follows a recent historic mass demonstration in favour of abortion rights. Ruth demanded a referendum to repeal the eighth amendment to the Irish constitution which prohibits women's abortion rights.

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