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
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
Together and full of grace. These are excerpts from a few different women’s stories. Were calling them the Marys because yis don’t need to know their real names, nor do the authorities. They all chose abortion. They all agreed to share their stories to help other people find the words to voice their experiences. One went to the UK, some ordered pills online, one miscarried though it was their intent … 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
The nation is set to speak with their feet on Saturday and snake through Dublin’s most trod upon tarmac asking the Government once more to wake up, cop on and unlatch itself from the the Church’s cracked leaky nipple and legalise abortion. There has been a small project counter-acting the silence on abortion alongside these marches for a few years now. This year it has itself a smidgen of funding. … Read More