02. 03. 2014
myth 2.

myth 2.

myth 2. Welcome to Day 2 of the ’8 Days-8 Reasons to Repeal the 8th’ where each day running to International Women’s Day, Abortion Rights Campaign we will be busting 1 common myth...

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15. 01. 2014
The Pope’s beliefs about abortion will become relevant the day the Popebecomes pregnant

The Pope’s beliefs about abortion will become relevant the day the Popebecomes pregnant

Yes. On newstatesman: Oh, Pope Francis. He was doing so well. For almost a year, liberals all over the world allowed themselves to believe that this Pope was different, that this Pope was...

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06. 01. 2014
The Irish Abortion Act changes nothing for women

The Irish Abortion Act changes nothing for women

On bpas: The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act came into force in Ireland on January 1. It allows abortion in an extremely narrow set of circumstances, and in effect changes nothing for...

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02. 11. 2013
@bpas1968's ad today in @IrishTimes to remind Irish gov. that forcing women to travel abroad for abortion is #nowaytotreatwomen

@bpas1968's ad today in @IrishTimes to remind Irish gov. that forcing women to travel abroad for abortion is #nowaytotreatwomen

twitter: @bpas1968’s ad today in @IrishTimes to remind Irish gov. that forcing women to travel abroad for abortion is #nowaytotreatwomen bpas’s site: bpas.org

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18. 07. 2013
Women’s Rights Catholic League President: Brutal Treatment of Women at Ireland’s Infamous Magdalene Laundries Is “All A Lie”

Women’s Rights Catholic League President: Brutal Treatment of Women at Ireland’s Infamous Magdalene Laundries Is “All A Lie”

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18. 07. 2013
Twitter followers in exchange for less time in purgatory

Twitter followers in exchange for less time in purgatory

Good to know that the Vatican is not above a bit of cynical self-promotion. (Remember before all of this when we thought that god, or that sort of thing, was the only driver...

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12. 07. 2013
Ireland passes law allowing limited rights to abortion

Ireland passes law allowing limited rights to abortion

Hugely important progress. It’s not enough (see below re. rape cases for example) but it is a start I thought I’d never see. Irish parliamentarians passed a groundbreaking law early on Thursday allowing...

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18. 06. 2013
Is the Catholic Church’s hard line on abortion legislation an acceptance that its influence over the Irish state is over?

Is the Catholic Church’s hard line on abortion legislation an acceptance that its influence over the Irish state is over?

On sluggerotoole: There are some interesting twists in the abortion debate in the Republic. As Michael Kelly of the Irish Catholic newspaper noted yesterday Armagh’s new-boy-to-be Eamonn Martin has been clear in ways...

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09. 06. 2013
Irish Feminists Still Fighting Church’s Political Influence

Irish Feminists Still Fighting Church’s Political Influence

What you see in our Second Wave feminists is a focus against the Church, and the Church’s control of women’s bodies and minds,” she said. “That meant specifically targeting reproductive justice issues. …...

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08. 06. 2013
A Magdalene Laundry survivor speaks out

A Magdalene Laundry survivor speaks out

On the washingtontimes: It was December of 1946 as the harsh winds of a Baltimore winter howled outside of the ancient dining hall where twelve year-old Patricia Noel sat struggling to hold back...

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06. 06. 2013
When a Doctor Wields a Bible: The Alarming Rise of Catholic Hospitals (US)

When a Doctor Wields a Bible: The Alarming Rise of Catholic Hospitals (US)

On alternet: Across the U.S., religious healthcare corporations  are absorbing once secular and independent hospitals and in the process imposing religious restrictions that pit standard medical practice against theology. Recently, a woman was traveling across...

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01. 06. 2013
Thousands may sue over illegal adoptions (Ireland)

Thousands may sue over illegal adoptions (Ireland)

On the irishexaminer: A High Court decision to allow a woman who claims her baby was put up for adoption in the 1970s without her permission to sue for damages could open the...

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07. 05. 2013
A Brief History of Abortion in Ireland

A Brief History of Abortion in Ireland

This week, I’ve started to think if I never heard the word “abortion” again, I’d be a happy camper. I’ve been avoiding listening to the radio and watching television in an attempt to...

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06. 05. 2013
Irish Women Seeking Abortions May Be Sent to Psych Ward

Irish Women Seeking Abortions May Be Sent to Psych Ward

From what I gather, this could happen in cases where there is “suicidal intent” and an abortion is denied. In other words, a woman who seeks an abortion because she is suicidal could...

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04. 05. 2013
Ireland’s pro-choice activists risk prison with mass leafleting campaign

Ireland’s pro-choice activists risk prison with mass leafleting campaign

Pro-choice activists in Ireland are risking up to 14 years in prison with a guerilla-style information campaign designed to help the estimated 11 Irish women per day who travel to Britain for terminations....

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03. 05. 2013
A ‘very real tragedy’ behind a human rights case (Ireland)

A ‘very real tragedy’ behind a human rights case (Ireland)

For the first time yesterday, the Irish woman who brought the ‘D versus Ireland’ case spoke out publicly about the “very real tragedy” that led her to take a case to the European...

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07. 04. 2013
Ireland Is Opening an Inquest into the Awful Death of Savita Halappanavar

Ireland Is Opening an Inquest into the Awful Death of Savita Halappanavar

Ireland is set to open an inquest into the horrifying (and probably unnecessary) death of Savita Halappanavar, the Indian dentist who died from suspected complications from septacaemia after the hospital that admitted her...

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15. 03. 2013
Pink smoke released over Vatican protesting lack of women priests

Pink smoke released over Vatican protesting lack of women priests

When women are in the running for pope, I’ll be interested. Any moment now, wouldn’t you say? The release of black smoke, and not white smoke, from The Vatican chimney signified that a...

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06. 03. 2013
Mother Teresa: Far from Saintly

Mother Teresa: Far from Saintly

Don’t believe the Vatican hype. The myth of altruism and generosity surrounding Mother Teresa is dispelled in a paper by Serge Larivée and Genevieve Chenard of University of Montreal’s Department of Psychoeducation and...

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24. 02. 2013
Ireland: The Holy War on Irish Wombs

Ireland: The Holy War on Irish Wombs

Below is a very good account of the abortion situation in Ireland. Note Dennis’ “Oh, I wouldn’t know anything about all of those other things about women’s rights you’re talking about, I just...

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