From an interview with “Claire”: “I was a lone parent with one child and no family support… I already had one abusive man in my life at the point I found out I was pregnant and thanks to you, … Continued
The X-ile Project’s online gallery of women who shared experiences of abortion has grown to 50 photos. On December 10th, 2015, 11 portraits of women were posted online to a new website. Nothing unusual or remarkable about that entirely routine … Continued
The number of abortion pills seized by Irish customs officials has fallen significantly in the past three years, figures from the Health Products Regulatory Authority show. Officers confiscated 536 tablets in 2016, down from 850 in 2015 and 1,107 in … Continued
The remit of the Citizens’ Assembly in Ireland, which began meeting in October 2016, was to consider the views of the country on the future of the 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution, which gives an equal right to life … Continued
Ireland is unusual in ‘writing abortion into the Constitution’, but it is not alone. It is very difficult to generalise across jurisdictions, especially because Constitutions perform different functions in different jurisdictions, and are subject to different procedures for amendment.
The 100-strong Citizens’ Assembly will meet for the final time to consider the future of the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution this weekend and vote on whether to recommend any change to the State’s abortion laws. The Eighth Amendment, … Continued
We Face This Land by Sarah Maria Griffin Centuries ago, Women accused of witchcraft faced, amongst other ordeals, Trial by water Tied to a chair or run under a boat If she survives the drowning and floats She’s … Continued
USA Pregnant against their will, with few options, and fearing for their lives and safety “I’m in the family way again, and I’m nearly crazy, for when my husband finds out that I’m going to have another baby, he … Continued
An ad-hoc, non-affiliated group of activists, academics, artists and trade unionists are preparing a nationwide strike for repeal of the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution on 8 March 2017.
In mid-2016, a Citizens’ Assembly was initiated by the Irish Government to consider the views of the country on the future of the eighth amendment to the Constitution, which gives equal right to life to an embryo/fetus as to the woman carrying it. On 8 January, the Irish Times reports that the group discussed for the first time what their eventual recommendations on possible changes to the law might look like.