Everyone deserves a chance
In other countries, 40% of those women who got an abortion said lack of money was their primary reason for doing so.
Everyone deserves a chance. A chance to turn your life around, a chance to grow, a chance to shine, a chance to love. Everyone, rich or poor, deserves a chance at life. The right to life should not be just for the children of the 1%.
The government is too inept - or doesn’t care enough - to actually fix the problems facing ordinary people.
Who do Abortion Clinics Target?
49% of all abortions are for women living in poverty.
40% of women said their primary reason for having an abortion women was due to a lack of money.
If the Government cares about women, why did they:
Lower the age at which a single mother and child could no longer claim the One Parent Family Payment from 18 years to just 7(2). This meant that thousands of lone parents no longer received the payment and drove families into poverty.(3)
Cut the blind tax credit, incapacitated child credit, and home carer credit cut by 10% between 2008 and 2016.(4)
Cut disability services, leading to over 10,000 children on waiting lists for initial speech and language assessment in 2017. (8)
Refuse to fund a report into sexual abuse and violence in Ireland? (9)
Remove medical cards from tens of thousands of people (5)
Let the percentage of Irish people living in poverty increase from 4.2% in 2008 to 17.8% in 2016. (6)
Let the percentage of people in single parent households increases from 17.8% in 2008 to 24.6% in 2016.
Pledged to set aside €35 million for mental health in their deal with FF, and then immediately broke that promise once they gained power. (7)
Cut the budget of the Rape Crisis Network by 70%? (9)
People need support, not abortion
In February of 2018 there were 3,755 homeless children in Ireland.
More than 1 in 3 of those in emergency accommodation is now a child.
There are 61,600 households qualified for social housing. 1 in 5 of those have been on the list longer than 5 years.