My heart is heavy for Ireland, today is the day that Ireland votes on repealing the 8th amendment to the constitution.
In 2016, at least 3,265 women in Ireland were forced travel to the UK to access safe abortion services.
On average, 9 women a day leave Ireland for healthcare, sometimes alone.
Women in Ireland deserve proper healthcare in Ireland and they deserve bodily autonomy.
Sadly I can't make it #hometovote yes today, but so many Irish people can and are making the trip.
Well done to all those travelling and those who have campaigned for a yes vote. You make me proud to be Irish today.
If you have a vote today, please use it to vote yes. #men4yes #repealthe8th
UPDATE: 26 May, 2018 18:15 - The 8th amendment to the constitution of Ireland has been repealed by a vote of 66.4% YES!