Stories from women who have had to travel to England from Ireland and Northern Ireland for abortions took centre stage at the Not at Home exhibition in London in December. Abortion is illegal in almost all circumstances in Ireland. It … Continued
“Fred Gbagbo recognized the woman right away, even though the blood had drained from her face and was instead pooling between her legs. There was no trace of the pushy, even demanding young woman in this listless body lying semiconscious … Continued
“She was with the guy for a month, but noticed the red flags for domestic violence… he was throwing things and getting controlling so she ended the relationship, which is really good.” It is 9am and the phones are ringing … Continued
Parliament carried its annual review of the Abortion Supervisory Committee in March. The Prime Minister had already said he didn’t want to change the abortion law. The NZ Herald put out a call for any women who’d had an … Continued
On Thursday, while protesting at a demonstration organized by Razem (Together Party), I met a lot of mothers with babies in buggies and gondolas, and toddlers and slightly older children in strollers, with pre-school kids marching holding hands. We were all protesting, because we understand a bit more and we have experienced more than men in suits currently debating in the Parliament. We’ve been through these medical procedures, the lengthy process of waiting and delivering the baby, breastfeeding and lulling to sleep. Were the bill passed, the parliament members would turn out to be people without elementary medical knowledge, without empathy, without mothers, wives and daughters. Or simply heartless people.