Thousands expected to attend pro-choice rally in Dublin


Organizers have predicted that thousands of people from across the island will attend Saturday’s ‘March for Choice’ in Dublin.

Pro-choice activists are expected to descend on the nation’s capital calling for the decriminalisation of abortion. The event will coincide with the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion.

A Government appointed expert group is expected to deliver its report to the Minister for Health next month, in which it will provide options for future legislation.

Over 1,500 have signed up to attend on the events Facebook page which states: “This is a celebration of being pro-choice! A day of being pro-choice and proud, speaking up and speaking out, making our voices heard. Come and celebrate with us!”

Speaking to the Irish Times, People Before Profit TD Joan Collin said it was ‘intolerable’ that Ireland was one of the last countries in Europe to legalize abortion.

“There have been two referendums in which the majority of the population expressed support for the right to abortion when the life of the woman is at risk," she said.