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Yesterday, on International Women's Day, thousands of Irish women and men donned black clothing and gathered at the O'Connell bridge in the capital to march for reproductive rights. Ireland's 8th Amendment essentially enacts a total ban on abortions, regardless of the circumstances. The regulations are so strict that approximately 12 women a day are forced to travel to the U.K. in order to receive an abortion, and women who receive them illegally in Ireland could spend up to 14 years in prison.

The people of Ireland were inspired this year more than ever to protest and demand an appeal.

We found some of the most moving photos from the #Strike4Repeal.

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