Saoirse Ronan and Niall Horan have led the famous faces encouraging Ireland to legalise abortion, as the country prepares to vote in a historic referendum.
Today, Ireland will decide whether their constitution’s Eighth Amendment – which provides pregnant women and unborn foetuses with an equal right to life – should be repealed in order to legalise abortion in the country for the first time.
But as Ireland heads to the polls, there’s been a swell of support from some of the country’s most famous faces.
Cmon Ireland ! This is your day to make another great decision. Please do right by the great women of our nation . ??
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 25, 2018
“Cmon Ireland ! This is your day to make another great decision. Please do right by the great women of our nation”, One Direction star Niall Horan wrote on Twitter.
Although Saoirse Ronan doesn’t have a Twitter account, she has been supporting the cause by recording a video in support of repealing the eighth amendment.
Other Irish stars leading the cause included Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan.
She wrote on Twitter: “Ireland cannot continue to be a dangerous country for women to live in. Please please vote Yes this Friday.”
— Sharon Horgan (@SharonHorgan) May 21, 2018
Check out a whole load of support for the cause below.
G’wan Ireland. This is a big day, and we’re all thinking of you. #yesyesIsaidyes
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) May 25, 2018
— Katherine Ryan (@Kathbum) May 22, 2018
Big day for Ireland today. Not normally one for asking people to vote one way or another. But as an Irish son and brother, no state should have the right to tell a woman what to do with her body. #Repealthe8th
— Dermot O'Leary (@radioleary) May 25, 2018
Irish women are sharing some of the most intimate and difficult times of their lives during this campaign. To help other people. Their bravery and grace will go down in history. Thank you. #VoteYes https://t.co/FbZYbJr6CE
— chris o'dowd (@BigBoyler) May 15, 2018
Meanwhile,Ed Sheeran recently distanced himself from anti-abortion campaigners in Ireland, after they used his song ‘Small Bump’ to promote their cause.
The song, which featured on 2012 debut ‘+’, was used by pro-life supporters as they campaigned on the streets of Dublin ahead of Ireland’s abortion referendum.
Despite attempts by the campaigners to seemingly hijack the song, Sheeran previously confirmed that the track was written in honour of a “close friend” who had experienced a still-birth five months into her pregnancy.