IRELAND – Lights Out: A Sense of Quietness

by Falling Tree Productions

A radio programme focusing on the history of the movement to legalise abortion in Ireland and women’s experiences finding abortions. The programme follows a line of connection through four women across two referendums to explore the unexpected consequences of talking about abortion. Starting on live television at a beauty pageant, you will hear from a journalist, a radio producer, the founder of a woman’s clinic and a woman travelling from Ireland to the UK – and discover the quiet power and hidden dangers of speech itself.

Laura Hurley of IPPF London writes: I may be biased as a friend of mine produced it, but I really think it’s so beautifully put together, and might be of interest to people fighting similar fights around the world – seeing the difference that individuals can make.

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