Everyone is talking about the two devastating stories on Claire Byrne Live last night
Last night's Claire Byrne Live focused on the upcoming referendum which takes place this Friday, May 25.
With only three days left to go until we cast our vote on whether or not the eight amendment should be repealed, Claire Byrne invited two couples on to the show, who have both suffered the horrific loss of a child.
Both couples told their story and as the people of Ireland watched, they focused on the stark fact that one couple's choice was supported and the other's denied.
With many reiterating their words... that in the end of the day it all boils down to choice and what YOU want to do and that is what we are being denied of by this amendment staying put, not everyone is being given equal rights in the same situation.
Here is what people had to say...
Horribly sad for the parents that lost their baby. But the mum says the word "choice" four times while actively seeking to deny other women that choice. She talks of choice, deaf to the choices of other women in devastating circumstances whose kids had a fatal anomaly #cblive
— Peter McGuire (@PeterMcGuireIE) May 21, 2018
My heart goes out to both these couples. The devastating diagnoses they faced are not all they have in common. Each exercised choice. Each did what felt right for them. That’s all this is about. Choice. Nothing will be compulsory. No decisions will be forced on anyone. #CBLive
— Philip Nolan (@philipnolan1) May 21, 2018
Two sets of parents who received devastating news. I would not wish it on anyone.
One huge difference. One couple’s decision on what was best for them was supported. The other couple’s was denied them.
That’s the Eighth Amendment. #CBLive
— Tony Gammell (@tonygammell) May 21, 2018
— Mick O'Reilly (@Mappermick) May 21, 2018
The two tragic stories on Clare Byrne this evening illustrate that different paths work for different people in crisis situations.
— Sen Catherine Noone (@senatornoone) May 21, 2018
A Yes respects each couple's personal circumstances. A No doesn't. #CBLive
— Daithi (@daithigor) May 21, 2018
— Fiona Flynn (@Fiona_Flynn) May 21, 2018
And finally, the most important thing anybody can do to support the repeal of the eighth amendment is to vote on May 25. Polling stations will be open from 7am - 10pm so make sure you know where you need to be to vote and help us make a difference.