We are being bombarded by posters , canvassers and article after article on pro life ( Anti Choice ) and pro choice . I know many people who will not agree with me and in fact I was called a murderer by someone who is pro life and tried to brush it off as a joke , unfortunately I do not find it funny .
There is nothing about this campaign that is funny and it has divided families and friends . I am not here to tell you how you should vote , I am here however to beg you to arm yourself with the full facts and not believe a lot of the misinformation that has been put out there .
This vote is not about abortion per se , it is about compassion , adequate health care and trust . Not many people seem aware that the second you become pregnant your right to consent or object to treatment and procedures is denied . The hospital can break your waters , intervene in your birth against your will and can force women into C sections . This is just the tip of the ice berg with the 8th amendment . If you are receiving life saving cancer treatment you undergo pregnancy testing throughout , if the test is positive your treatment is immediately stopped quite often against what the woman wants .This is about families whose babies have an FFA and instead of being helped at home with their families by their sides we are forcing them to get a boat , catch a flight and deal with the most horrendous situations on their own , this is not something I want to happen to me , my friends , colleagues or family .
This is much more than abortion , this is about safe treatment , putting women first and trusting women to make the right decisions for them and their families . I will be voting to repeal the 8th amendment not just for me but for my daughter , friends , family and the thousands of women before me who had to make the most difficult choices and were abandoned by their country , their doctors and even their families .
Please check the register to ensure you can vote , arm yourself with as much information as possible and always put yourself in that womans shoes , even for a moment .
Thank you ,