Why do I support ASN? Several reasons:
Because when I had an unplanned pregnancy as a teenager, I was living in Britain, so I had a choice. And I made my choice and chose to continue the pregnancy.
Because when my friend had an unplanned pregnancy, she was living in Britain, so she had a choice. And she made her choice and chose not to continue the pregnancy.
Because we both got to choose what was right for ourselves.
Because my sister is a midwife so I know how dangerous pregnancy and birth can be.
Because I've had a miscarriage. But I was living in Britain, so I received the appropriate medical treatment promptly.
Because I've had three pregnancies. So I know the toll it takes on your body.
Because I'm a parent. So I know how that changes you forever, how it can push you to breaking point.
Because when I moved to Ireland I didn't know that abortion was illegal there. And I was terrified for my bodily sovereignty when I found out.
So I do this. I put my money where my mouth is. I help provide genuine, practical support to women in their hour of greatest need. This. This I can do.