Choice Ireland was founded in 2007 by a diverse group of pro-choice activists. We are a voluntary organisation with no full-time or paid staff, no office, and no funding. We are not affiliated to any political party.
Choice Ireland have called a demonstration on Wednesday 20th August at 6pm at the front of the Spire in O'Connell Street to protest the treatment of a pregnant woman who was suicidal and requested an abortion under the new laws but was refused.
Choice Ireland call for repeal of the 8th amendment following reports of a women experiencing severe distress after being denied a termination under the current guidelines.
Speaking following the publication of the HIQA Report investigating the death of Savita Halappanavar in 2012, Choice Ireland called for the implementation of the recommendations contained it as well as an overhaul of how the state viewed pregnant women and their healthcare.
Speaking following the publication of leaked excerpts of the draft HSE report in to the death of Savita Halappanavar, Choice Ireland called on the Minister for Health James Reilly to bring forward the publication of the report and said that a copy of the report must be given to Ms. Halappanavar’s family immediately.
Choice Ireland have today welcomed polling carried out by IPSOS/MRBI and published in the Irish Times indicating widespread support for abortion legislation. The poll found that 70% of people supported legislation for the X case and 79% supported legislation to allow women to terminate pregnancies with a fatal foetal abnormality.
In particular we welcome the finding that 60% of respondents endorsed the view that abortion should be a woman's choice.
Choice Ireland would first of all like to thank the committee for the opportunity to put forward the voices of the young women of Ireland who are at reproductive age and who will be most affected by this legislation. We would like to congratulate the government on finally commissioning a report on this, and assuring the Irish public that this will be dealt with in a timely manner.