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Everything you need to know about getting involved in tomorrow's March For Choice

Time to act.

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THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE are expected to turn out for the Abortion Rights Campaign’s sixth annual March For Choice in Dublin tomorrow.

If you’re not sure what it’s about, or how you can participate, here’s all the information you need.

Why are people marching?

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Earlier this week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed that a referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be held in May or June next year.

The Abortion Rights Campaign is calling for full repeal of the amendment, and hopes the march will send this message to the government:

We need full repeal of the Eighth Amendment in the Republic of Ireland, and proper legislation in Northern Ireland. We need access to free, safe and legal abortion for all who need or want it. And we need it now.

How can I get involved?

The ARC is asking everyone to meet at 1.30pm at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square – the march will leave at 2pm, proceeding down O’Connell Street and across the river to the Dáil, where there will be music and speeches.

Here’s the route:

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There’s loads of other stuff happening too – pro-choice group The HunReal Issues is throwing a prosecco party in Pantibar in the morning, while the Mother DJs are hosting a post-march BBQ.

What if I don’t live in Dublin?

Over 15 pro-choice groups from around the country are organising transport to the march on a first come, first served basis – you can find a list here.

There are also a number of events happening around the globe in solidarity with the march, from London to Paris to New York – here’s a full list of those.

What if I’m on my own?

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If you’re going to the march alone, there are loads of different groups that would be more than happy to take you in. Whether you’re a parent, a student, or an Aisling, you’ll find people to march alongside.

See you on Saturday!

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