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
“I believe we are setting an example of how abortion legislation and implementation can be achieved,” says Dr Alex Allinson. “I hope that what we have achieved so far on the Isle of Man could act as an example for … Continued
Pro-choice campaigners have a serious message in their fight for reproductive rights. But a group of expats in Berlin is aiming to provide some light relief on the issue of abortion by inviting people to party together.
‘Can you imagine how lonely that must have been for her?’
Repealing the Eighth Amendment would be an act of love.
The Abortion Support Network (ASN) said that 52 girls under 16 used its service last year. At least two thirds of them were from the Republic of Ireland. The charity also assists women and girls in Northern Ireland and the … Continued