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06th Mar 2017

A bus is driving around Ireland to give women advice and access to safe abortion

Rory Cashin

A bus is driving around Ireland from today until Wednesday, helping women who in need of advice on abortion issues.

ROSA (Reproductive rights against Oppression, Sexism, and Austerity) will drive the #Bus4Repeal between Dublin, Cork, Galway and other stops along the way in support of the ongoing Repeal The 8th campaign.

Rita Harrold, a ROSA spokesperson traveling on the bus told BuzzFeed News: “We’re protesting the almost total ban on abortion in Ireland and want to make it clear that when we say we want to repeal the 8th, we do not mean replace the 8th with a less severe abortion ban which says some women’s abortions are acceptable but that some should be shamed and sent to the UK.”

The volunteers on the bus will assist women who need assistance in contacting Women On Web, which is online organisation that has been set up to supply pills to women who need a medical abortion in the countries where abortion is still illegal.