Yes, the Irish Constitution allows women to access abortion in other countries. Nine people a day travel from Ireland to the UK for an abortion. They do this, often without telling anyone and with no support. They also have to raise the money to pay for travel and abortion care, as well as making other family and work arrangements.
Other women order abortion pills online and take them without advice or support from their doctor. These women currently break the law and could face a prison sentence of up to 14 years.
A small number of women have abortions in Irish hospitals each year. This happens only if the continuation of the pregnancy threatens the life of the woman. Twenty-five abortions happened in Irish hospitals last year for this reason.
Voting yes means a woman can access abortion here in Ireland, under the care of her own doctor.