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Protesters gather in Dublin to oppose Texas abortion law

Protesters gathered in Dublin city today in a demonstration against the abortion law introduced in Texas.

The protest took place at the Spire this afternoon in response to the abortion law in Texas that bans terminations after six weeks of pregnancy.

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The law, known as the ‘Heartbeat Law’, also permits citizens to take legal action against anyone who they suspect has assisted or facilitated an abortion in the state.

As well as Ireland and the United States, protests took place throughout the world today against the abortion law.

In Ireland, protests also took place in Cork, Limerick and Belfast.

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Speaking at the rally in Dublin this afternoon, campaigner Ailbhe Smyth said that the new law criminalises women who need access to an abortion.

She stated, “Because the clinics are terrified, because doctors who are seen to in any way put even a toe beyond the law will of course be treated as criminals.”

“All so familiar to us, ‘Heartbeat Law’. Doctors as criminals, women as criminals. We’ve been through it.”

IMAGE – ROSA (via Twitter)

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