It has come to my attention over the past year that The Union Of Students In Ireland (USI) has a Campaign under Gender Equality that is fighting for the legalization of abortion here in Ireland, under the title “To fight for full reproductive justice for women in Ireland”. “In Ireland, inequality is still rife against women. In no other area is this more evident that in the area of sexual and reproductive rights. Over 5000 women per year are exported to England and Europe in order to access safe and legal abortion, women experiencing crisis pregnancies are often subjected to rogue agencies who use methods of torture and abuse to direct women â decision making and girls in crisis situations cannot avail of the morning after pill over the counter. The USI Gender Equality Campaign believes that a woman is entitled to have full decision making power over her reproductive system and to this end we campaign against the current system which discriminates against and endangers the lives of women.” With Abortion becoming an increasing issue in political circles here in Ireland, I am asking the question do USI really know how student’s feel about this issue? I would argue not, I myself am pro-life and most people I meet on campus are too although we have a limited understanding of the difficulty women have to go through in making such a choice. I am calling for USI, not to bring this just to congress, but to issue a referendum On Abortion across all the college community involving all students to find out how the majority of students feel, but this can only be done by leaving time for structured debates on each college campus. I call for USI to stop this campaign until they have the view of the students today and have a full referendum.