Tomorrow the American funded zealots are having their rally for constricting the choice of women. Rally for Choice is holding a counter demo to the lickspittle’s zest for keeping Irish women caught in the entrails of their palaeolithic beliefs. The rally kicks off at The Spire at 2PM. Get out and show your support. More information here.
The shite weather and bus strikes didn’t deter thousands of marchers who showed for the largest ever March for Choice in Dublin yesterday.
Despite the weather, spirits were high. With many march participants singing and chanting spurred on by the presence of some damn tight drum ensembles. Others were content to just stroll, keeping an eye out for mates usually ran into with ease at pro-choice demonstrations, but now scattered to the winds among thousands for whom this may have been their first demo.
On the back of the huge momentum that has been building in opposition to our antiquated abortion laws, Rosi Leonard imagines a world beyond Repeal, a world where this energy spreads into challenging other aspects of society.
Oireachtas Retort returns with his third podcast. This ones a pro-choice special and features a tonne of activists North and South. There’s discussions with Flávia Simas, Máiréad Enright, Niamh Puirséil, Linda Kavanagh, Goretti Horgan and some killer music from the one and only Sissy. There’s some essential discussion getting an airing so do tune in. Make sure you follow him on Soundcloud.
It’s the Angelus Captain, but not as we know it. Pro-choice activists are staging a simultaneous theatrical intervention across Ireland and beyond to mark St Brigid’s Day. Why? Well, St Brigid’s Day was previously known as the pre-Christian festival of Imbolg. According to academic Maeve B. Callan, St Bridget is one of four Irish saints who “are recorded as openly and miraculously carrying out abortions”. So, there you have it.They’re … Read More
Not much in this many of you wouldn’t have had a hunch about thematically . The Detail has carried out an investigation into the numbers traveling for abortion each year to the UK. The small documentary accompanying interviews a representative from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service talking about the strain it places on their staff. The report comes on the back of that recent court case up north that ruled … Read More
Stop the nonsense!
Vicky Langan writes:
“Fresh pro-life flier dropped through my letterbox! This is probably the best one I’ve ever seen. My husband remembers a pro-life man handing out yellow fliers with a bus on them during Cork @RosaWomen rally.”
Here’s our own Sheila Lafferty with an article called What’s the story with abortion by post?
The very popular Facebook page Renua Ireland has announced it is to change it’s name. The parody page of the new political party run by Lucinda Creighton and possibly (on again, off again) Eddie Hobbs was setup in the vacuum that surrounded Renua Ireland‘s press launch day. Announcing their decision today they said: “We came to this difficult decision as it was felt “the other lot” – those fiendish impostors … Read More
My Name is Saoirse is set in 1980s Limerick and is a dark comedy about shifting, peanuts and abortion. Director Hildegard Ryan and writer/performer Eva O’Connor chatted to Rashers Tierney about how the religious orders still need to loosen their vampiric grip on our schools and of course their play, which was our hands down favorite at this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival. Can you tell me something about … Read More
While Ireland continually grapples over the morality of other peoples choices the rest of world has been developing technologies and medicines for safer, quicker more efficient pregnancy terminations and has being doing so for decades now. Sheila Lafferty takes a look at the abortion pill. Every year 42 million women worldwide choose to have an abortion. This aspect of reality just doesn’t get discussed in Ireland. Many people residing here … Read More