People travelling home for Christmas are tweeting their journey in aid of Repeal the 8th 1 year ago

People travelling home for Christmas are tweeting their journey in aid of Repeal the 8th

Irish people are using the hashtag #ChoiceForXmas to spread awareness of the 11 women a day who leave for an abortion.

Coming up to Christmas, while it's easy to lose all sense of self in the glitz and glamour of the festive season, it's still important to keep perspective and remember what's important.

Namely, campaigning for a repeal of the 8th amendment, a law which hinders women's rights to bodily autonomy and continues to force 11 a women a day to leave the country for England to have a safe and legal abortion.

The London branch of the Abortion Rights Campaign have launched #ChoiceforXmas, a campaign to get Irish diaspora checking in for choice on their journeys home this Christmas.

People have taken to Twitter to share sympathy for the women who are forced out of their own country to access abortion services abroad.