Saoirse Ronan speaks out on Ireland’s abortion referendum
The 'Lady Bird' star supports a "yes" vote in the referendum
On May 25, Ireland will vote to repeal the 8th amendment of its constitution. When introduced in 1983, the amendment made abortion a crime in Ireland. Now, Saoirse Ronan has voiced her opinion on the referendum. The Irish-American actress is known for her performances in films ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Brooklyn’. She appeared on ‘Lorraine’ to discuss Ireland’s political situation, stating that she supports a “yes” vote in the referendum.
“I’m fully in support of a ‘yes’ vote”, Ronan said. “A lot of people I know are. There’s so many women everyday that have to travel abroad mainly to the UK to have an abortion”, she explained. The actress added that “since the marriage referendum a few years ago, that has given us such a great push in the right direction”. Ireland voted to permit same-sex marriage in 2015 as part of a series of constitutional referendums.
Saoirse Ronan is returning to the big screen later this year in ‘The Seagull’ and ‘Mary Queen of Scots’.
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