The official 'Yes' campaign to repeal the eighth was launched this morning
The official 'Yes' campaign to repeal the eighth amendment was launched this morning.
The umbrella group, Together for Yes, is made up of a selection of groups and organisations advocating for a Yes vote in the upcoming abortion referendum.
The group has garnered support from Minister for Health Simon Harris, Labour's Joan Burton, and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, all who attended the campaign launch this morning.
It is made up of the Rape Crisis Network, Women's Aid, the Irish Family Planning Association, and other groups.
We are #Together4Yes. We are a vibrant, broad and diverse campaign, working together to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution to protect women's safety, health and wellbeing #8thRef pic.twitter.com/cBv5f9nzWk
— Together for Yes (@Together4yes) March 22, 2018
Together for Yes is the National Civil Society Campaign to remove the Eighth Amendment.
According to the campaign's website, the group is "... campaigning for a more compassionate Ireland that allows abortion care for women who need it."
The group says that a Yes vote will ensure that woman can make "a personal and private decision about her own life and health."
It will also ensure that "abortion is safe and regulated, in line with best medical practice, and provided through the public health service."
The referendum is expected to take place at the end of May.
The Together for Yes launch took place this morning in the Pillar Room of the Rotunda Hospital.
The hospital has said it "does not support any political organisation or agenda" and "has no influence or control over the operation of the Pillar room."