“[Ireland’s] long and tragic history of concealed births, desperate women and children killed” – @Emer_OToole

On: Destroyed women, abandoned babies: why Ireland must move forward on abortion – Emer O’Toole (guardian, EA) Yesterday, the body of a newborn baby was found amid refuse at an Irish recycling plant. Nothing terribly exciting there. Where I’m from, this is an old story. It was told a lot the year I was born. In 1984, the near-dead body of Ann Lovett, […]

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for info. the political and personal landscape of choice in Ireland – @feministire

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From feministire: useful info. here, folks. This piece has been previously published in print by the Workers Solidarity Movement in the magazine Common Threads. Since its publication one of the pending prosecutions in the north referenced in the piece has resulted in a conviction for a young woman for having a safe though illegal abortion using the abortion pills. It is […]

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Punish Women for Abortion? Spare the Outrage: That IS the ‘Mainstream’ Anti-Choice Position – @rewire_news

True words. @rewire_news: In 2014, Jennifer Whalen, a nursing home aide, was sentenced to between 12 and 18 months in jail. Her crime? Trying to obtain medication abortion pills for her teenage daughter, who was facing an unwanted pregnancy. Whalen, who was charged with “performing an illegal abortion,” bought the pills online because the nearest clinic from her home was […]

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Abortion opponents have new tactic—and it could actually kill women – @ZoeSCarpenter

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From thenation: One of the antichoice movement’s favorite things to talk about is protecting women. It’s their justification for laws requiring clinics that provide abortions only by pill to outfit themselves for surgery, and for laws that force women to listen to a narration of their own ultrasounds. It’s why, they say, abortion should be banned after 20 weeks, and […]

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Ireland: an incomplete list of gendered injustices against Irish women – @flyingteacosy

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I hope Aoife (teacosy) doesn’t mind me posting her whole post here (essentially). The thing is: Ireland is still doing really, horribly badly on women’s rights. The main issue centers around abortion – it is still illegal to have an abortion in Ireland apart from in the most extreme of circumstances (and even then, several precedents have been set which disallows that too). The […]

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#womenslives: “I took their bag because she had to be helped up each step” – @taisling #repealthe8th

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Look at this series of tweets from @taisling about a couple sitting in front of her this morning on a flight from England to Ireland. This is a short, painful story if ever there was one about Irish women being forced to travel abroad for an abortion because they are not allowed basic, reproductive freedoms and choice in Ireland. This woman […]

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“The debate over abortion doesn’t have anything to do with fetuses at all” – @uajamie, @skepchicks

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Don’t be fooled, folks. This is nothing to do with the little babies and everything to do with control (and punishing) women. Jamie Bernstein on skepchick: I’ve been thinking about the fight for women’s healthcare a lot lately, mainly due to the influx of messages we’ve been getting to Skepchick in the past month virtually throwing a temper tantrum about Rebecca’s video “Planned […]

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Reproductive rights in 2016 (US): “States enacted 288 new abortion restrictions from 2011 to 2015” – @byninamartin

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By: Nina Martin on lipstickandpolitics,* here’s what to watch out for in reproductive rights in 2016: During 2015, many major events occurred that challenged women’s reproductive rights. But these challenges are not behind us and many struggles still await supporters of Planned Parenthood. Here’s a reflection of the past year for reproductive rights and what to watch and pay attention to for […]

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“This means that the Assembly has no right to pass laws that ban abortion in the case of rape and fatal foetal abnormality” (NI) (@scopeNI)

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Nick Garbutt (scopeNI) on the abortion ruling in Northern Ireland that found that banning abortions in cases of fatal feotal abnormality, and in cases of rape, is against the Human Rights Convention. In a landmark ruling that surprised many observers, Judge Mark Horner found that banning abortions of foetuses with fatal abnormalities, or that were conceived as a result of sexual crime, is incompatible with […]

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