‘Yes vote a further step in building a better Ireland for women’ – Megan Fearon

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Monday, May 28th, 2018

Sinn Féin Newry and Armagh MLA Megan Fearon has said that the “Yes” Vote was a further step in building a better Ireland for women.

She commended the result of the referendum and said it had delivered “a momentous day for all the people of Ireland”.



Speaking from the count centre in Louth the Sinn Féin spokesperson on Equality and Social Justice commented, “Ireland is changing. The old certainties being challenged, and a new and better Ireland is emerging.

“It is a day when those who had been silenced demanded to be heard. A day when we decisively broke from the past,” she insisted.

The MLA who, along with many of her elected colleagues and Party members from the Newry and Armagh constituency, had campaigned for a “Yes” vote continued, “I want to thank all those who campaigned and in particular the women who spoke publicly about private tragedies in order to make this country a better place for all.

“Our thoughts are with all those who have suffered and those who have died as a result of an amendment that should never have been in the constitution. My solidarity goes out to them and their families.



“I wish to acknowledge those who voted No. It is important that we recognise the diverse views that we as a society hold on these important issues. I hope that the vote is a further step in building a better Ireland for women,” the local MLA continued.

Commenting on the issue of abortion legislation in the North, the Sinn Féin representative stated, “It is  not acceptable to solve the problem for women and girls south of the border and say it is alright if the same problem exists across the border here in the North.



“We now need a single legal framework that allows for women to have access to the care that they need and at our Ard Fheis next month our party members will now debate and decide on our policy to ensure that this is delivered.”

The MLA added, “So, let’s go from here. Let’s work together to ensure that this is the first step in creating a better, fairer, and more caring Ireland.”



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