In one of the last pushes before tomorrow’s abortion referendum, the No side claim that if all their supporters go out and vote No tomorrow, then they’ll have a definite win.
They say that “unquestionably, there is enough No support out there to win but that it’s absolutely imperative that every No supporter turns out to drive this across the victory line”.
Meanwhile, the yes side refuse to say which way tomorrow’s referendum will go.
It’s understood that the No side say undecideds have broken for them in large numbers and that there’s a tangible swing to No, according to their sources.
In a related topic, a young woman in her early 20s says she finds peer pressure to be almost intolerable because she is a No voter:
I Am a woman who had the privilege to be born. I grew up in a society that protected my right to live.
It seems a peculiar notion that I will be voting on May 25th to decide if the next generation will have the same privilege. If the next generation will have the right to live.
We as a nation will be walking into a polling booth and ticking a box that will change the course of Irish history as we know it.
I have been silent through this vicious campaign as words have failed me over the past few months.
It appears that if you’re a woman today you should automatically support the woman’s right to choose. But what about the baby’s right to choose? When the smallest in our communities are not protected what kind of people will we be?
Things need to change for the better, but killing isn’t the answer. The health care system in this country has failed women time and time again. If the 8th amendment is removed it will fail us once more but it wont only be women who suffer. Our unborn are innocent , they have done nothing wrong to warrant this treatment.
I am not pro life or anti choice . I am a woman who had the privilege to be born. I grew up in a society that protected my right to live.
I will vote no for the next generation to have the privilege and the right to live.
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