Spotted last night. Galway United’s Maroon Army unveil a banner calling for repeal of the 8th amendment. It was a two all draw against Longford Town. They also had a banner about the recent Hillsborough inquiry too. Fair play. Cheers to Brian Ó Dochartaigh for sending this in. Follow the Maroon Army here.
Bit of a fundraiser coming up down in Jigsaw for a new pro-choice website and information initiative called needabortionireland.org Folk can pop along earlier to help make up care packages too. As per the event notice: “Join us on at 6pm on Saturday 23rd to help us make up care packages as donations to needabortionireland.org! Bring any of the above items, or other non-perishable goods as a practical gesture of … Read More
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
Plans to harass women using the Marie Stopes referral clinic in Dublin 7 during Lent were revealed in Catholic rag Alive.
Solidarity protests across Ireland and also in London this evening as supporters denounce the criminalisation of women in Northern Ireland for taking abortion pills that are legal in England.
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?
This is the fourth annual march and activists are stressing the need to repeal the 8th amendment as a matter of urgency.
The march from the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square to Merrion Square is a family-friendly event and there will be various activities to suit everyone afterwards from picnics to art exhibitions and of course shnakey pints.
See you there.
This weekend (after the March for Choice) you can catch an exhibition documenting the struggle to oppose the 8th Amendment. Over four decades, women in Ireland have been subject to repression, shaming and criminal sanctions in their attempts to express their sexuality and reproductive rights. Women’s bodies have been the subject of Tribunals, Referendums, accusations and censorship. Women to Blame visually represents the events before, during and after the Eighth … Read More