With the upcoming referendum on May 25th when the Irish public will decide whether or not to repeal the 8th amendment, a host of Irish stars are backing a #Men4yes movement. Richie Sadlier, Rubberbandits, Gordon D’Arcy, Taoiseach Leo Varadker are among a host of famous names showing their support and urging men to get out and use their vote.
Former Ireland International Sadlier tweeted a message earlier today saying “If men have a view that the society we live in should be compassionate, safe and caring for women in very vulnerable crisis situations, then they must get involved and vote yes.”
Others joined in the conversation and outlined their own reasons as to why they will vote Yes on May 25th. A recent Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll showed 47% of people surveyed were in favour of a Yes vote with 28% not in favour. 20% said they were not sure how they will be voting. 4% were either not willing to respond or refused to.
The 8th Amendment is getting in the way of a more compassionate Ireland, where women have the choice to get the care they need, and make the decisions they need to make. #men4yes @Together4yes pic.twitter.com/amLs3yRIUw
— Gordon D'Arcy (@Gordonwdarcy) April 24, 2018
#Men4Yes because I want to live in a fair society where pregnancy and choice isn’t criminalised, and health isn’t at risk. Even though I can’t get pregnant myself, I want the law to trust in the agency of the pregnant.
— Rubber Bandits (@Rubberbandits) April 24, 2018
Leo Varadker joined the campaign saying “Some men feel the
#8thref doesn’t affect us or is an issue we should stay out of. It’s not. Talk to your daughters, sisters, mothers, girlfriends, wives and friends. We need your votes. #men4yes For compassion in crisis #VoteYes