Irish author Marian Keyes joins the masses tweeting about the person #WhoNeedsYourYes
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Irish author Marian Keyes joins the masses tweeting about the person #WhoNeedsYourYes

THERE ARE now just eleven days left until one of the most historic referendums in Irish history.

Article 40.3.3, placed in the Irish Constitution by referendum in 1983 is to be voted on by the citizens of Ireland on May 25th.

The Eighth amendment which states "The states acknowledge the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right." currently equates the life of a pregnant person with the life of the foetus inside them.

The amendment has come into controversy due to the deaths of Savita Halappanavar and Michelle Harte among many more who have suffered and even lost their lives due to Ireland's inability to provide abortion services to the people of the state.

Irish author Marian Keyes, president of Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald and many more have added their reasons for why they're voting yes to repeal the eighth amendment on May 25th, using the hashtag #WhoNeedsYourYes, which is currently trending in Ireland.

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#WhoNeedsYourYes focuses on the person the Yes side are voting for, with many citing the awful circumstances they've been through due to the operation of the eighth amendment in Ireland.

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