IRELAND: Irish Parliament 27 September

  Abortion is not a black-and-white issue, prime minister Enda Kenny has said as the issue of repealing the 8th amendment to the Constitution was raised in the Dáil (parliament) in the wake of the demonstration in Dublin at the weekend. Mr Kenny referred to the wearing of sweatshirts by the six members of Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit with the message “Repeal” during Leaders’ Questions. Member of Parliament Ruth Coppinger said 165,000 women had had … Continued

SPAIN: Asociación de Clínicas Acreditadas para la IVE (ACAI)

  On the occasion of International Safe Abortion Day, ACAI (the Association of Accredited Abortion Clinics) calls on the Spanish health authorities to maintain the quality of the health care delivery of induced abortion in Spain, as well as the freedom of choice of abortion method for women, whether surgical or medical. As established in the laws governing health care and abortion: “All women that have indicated their intention to undergo a voluntary termination of … Continued

CHILE: Actions in Chilean cities

A number of feminist groups are organising actions in several Chilean cities for free and safe abortion. In Santiago, la Sesegen FECH and Feministas en Lucha are organising a demonstration from 7pm today, and in Valparaiso there is a march from 6:30 pm local time. For action in Temuco you can find information on Facebook. The hashtags are: #DerechoADecidir #YoDecido #28Septiembre. Additionally the documentary “Linea aborto Chile” (Chilean abortion hotline) will be shown for the … Continued

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