Thousands protest over refusal to allow 14-year-old rape victim to travel abroad for an abortion.
- Title X Case Protest March
- 1st Broadcast 22/02/1992
- ContributorLorna Donlon (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:32
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title "An Internment Camp for Pregnant Young Women"
- Extended description
When the High Court refused to allow a 14-year-old rape victim to leave Ireland to travel abroad for an abortion in what is known as the X Case, thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest.
This RTÉ News report shows the march down O'Connell Street and the sit-in at O'Connell Bridge. Reporter Lorna Donlon speaks to protesters, including a mother who says that if it were her daughter, "I wouldn't worry about the law, I would have gone ahead and had the abortion".
At a rally outside the GPO, the crowd is told that "Ireland has become an internment camp for pregnant young women". Singers Mary Coughlan and Sinéad O'Connor address the rally, with O'Connor calling for another referendum on the constitution, saying that the decision is an "invasion of the civil rights of all Irish women".
The Supreme Court later over-ruled the decision on the basis that the 14-year-old was suicidal.
A RTÉ News report on the X Case protest held on 22 February 1992.
- Local keywords Abortion, Rape, X Case, Protest, Mary Coughlan, Sinéad O'Connor
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Society and Social Issues
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1992
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN92/053
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- Item colour Colour
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- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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