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22nd Apr 2017

Twitter reacts to the news that the Eighth Amendment won’t be repealed

#CitizensAssembly is trending on Twitter and little wonder why.

The Citizens Assembly, made up of a random selection of 99 members of Irish electorate, has been meeting over the past several months to deliberate over the future of the Eighth Amendment to the Irish constitution.

Today its members voted not to keep Article 40.3.3 in full but to only amend it rather than get rid of it altogether.

The Article gives an unborn child the same right to life as the woman carrying the child.

Many pro-choice campaigners have reacted with dismay on social media at the decision not to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

There was frustration too.

Some welcomed the news, however.

But many Repealers vowed to keep up their campaign.