“Every time we think we’ve heard the worst story we’ve ever heard, we hear a worse one.”
“Before the glory days we should remember it was the Wellwoman Centre, the Irish Family Planning Association, the Abortion Support Network in the UK who took in our women and girls and paid their fares.”
The London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign, which has some 2,000 members, said the decisive Yes vote meant there is a strong mandate to continue campaigning for change north of the Border
Mara Clarke, founder of the Abortion Support Network, a charity that advises and provides funding for women seeking abortions, has been tweeting about the women that “haunt her”—including the women who never made it to the center for help. She … Continued
There are many stories etched in Mara Clarke’s memory. One is the pregnant 12-year-old who she was contacted about. In another week, there were two separate cases of 15-year-olds who were pregnant after being raped.
This May, Ireland plans to hold a referendum on whether to legalise abortion. It’s currently banned there, even in cases of rape, unless the life of the mother is in danger. But every year, thousands of Irish women find a … Continued
As a veteran of Ireland’s abortion wars, north and south of the border, I have become familiar with defeat and, unsurprisingly, had mixed feelings when embarking on the road show. However, meeting campaigners, young and not-so-young, throughout much of the … Continued
Abortion remains such a taboo in Ireland that it’s rare for women to speak openly about it. A public admission could result in a 14-year prison sentence.
London’s Dream Nails produce zines about starting your own feminist punk band and reproductive rights. Every aspect of their act is geared towards their message, whether that’s only playing venues that pay bands fairly and don’t discriminate against non-binary fans, … Continued