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'Repeal' bus to distribute abortion pills in cities and colleges around Ireland

Rosa said the tour will “provide direct assistance to those in need of safe abortion pills”.

rosa Briana O'Doherty at Connolly station in 2014, after she took a train with other pro-choice campaigners from Dublin to Belfast to bring back abortion pills. Source: Brian Lawless PA Archive/PA Images

ROSA IRELAND IS planning to distribute abortion pills to cities and universities around Ireland.

The organisation is part of the movement calling for the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, which gives equal status to the unborn and the mother, to be repealed.

The ‘Bus 4 Repeal’ will start its journey in Dublin on 6 March before travelling to a number of cities and universities, and returning to the capital on 8 March.

In a statement, Rosa said the purpose of the tour is “both to provide direct assistance to those in need of safe abortion pills and to campaign for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to legalise abortion in Ireland”.

bus 4 repeal poster Source: Rosa

The planned route is as follows:

Monday 6 March
University College Dublin
Waterford IT
Cork City

Tuesday 7 March
University College Cork
Limerick City
Galway City

Wednesday 8 March
NUI Galway
NUI Maynooth
Dublin City

The Citizens’ Assembly, made up of a chairperson and 99 citizens, has held a number of hearings about abortion and is expected to deliver a report in the coming months on whether or not a referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment should take place.

The assembly received over 13,000 submissions about the issue. Both pro- and anti-amendment groups had encouraged members of the public to submit their views for consideration.

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Órla Ryan

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