History was made in Ireland on Friday, after the 66.4 percent voted to repeal the country’s eighth amendment which put a ban on women’s right to have an abortion.
Now, following the historic news many celebrities have spoken out in celebration of the victory.
Russell Crowe led the celebrity tweets, reflecting on his own experience as a parent.
“I have two beautiful sons. I wasn’t lucky enough to have a daughter,” he wrote. “If I had, I’d wish her to have courage like yours. Nobody’s daughter should ever be told she doesn’t have authority over her own body.”
I have two beautiful sons . I wasnt lucky enough to have a daughter. If I had, I’d wish her to have courage like yours.
Nobody’s daughter should ever be told she doesn’t have authority over her own body.
This video is the beginning and the end of the debate. #yes https://t.co/YeV9s7NmRy
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 24, 2018
Emma Watson also added her thoughts to the conversation.
“A vote for the freedom to choose, a vote for women’s rights, a vote for women’s control over their bodies, a vote for women’s health & safety, a vote towards equality,” she proudly said.
A vote for the freedom to choose, a vote for women's rights, a vote for women's control over their bodies, a vote for women's health & safety, a vote towards equality. Thinking of Ireland #together4yes #repealthe8th https://t.co/CDNj9KoSGt
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) May 24, 2018
Former One Direction member and Irish native Niall Horan also shared his thoughts on the vote.
Cmon Ireland ! This is your day to make another great decision. Please do right by the great women of our nation .
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 25, 2018
Boy George, Ellie Goulding and Mindy Kailing also shared their congratulations to Ireland on the result of the vote.
Well done to the people of Ireland for trusting a women’s right to choose. I am especially happy for the women of Ireland and respectful towards those with an oposing view. Move forward with love and compassion!
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) May 27, 2018
Proud of Ireland for #RepealedTheEighth. Savita Halappanavar died because she did not have the right to choose, but now hopefully many will not. ❤️
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) May 27, 2018
This is just wonderful, Ireland
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) May 26, 2018
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