Reacting to news of the victory for the “Yes” campaign in Ireland’s referendum on abortion, Colm O Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland said:
“While the final count is not yet confirmed, it has been formally announced as ‘Yes’ result. Today’s historic referendum result is a victory for equality, for dignity, for respect and compassion. It is a victory for a future Ireland where the human rights of women and girls are respected and protected.
“Today’s important outcome was made possible by the determination of those who campaigned tirelessly for change and by the courage of those women and girls who bravely shared their stories.
“Through this result, the people of Ireland have demonstrated that positive change is possible and have sent a message of hope around the world.”