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Strike 4 Repeal

Posted on: 30 Jan, 2017
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  August 26th, 1970, the United States. 24th October 1975, Iceland. 3rd October 2016, Poland. 19th October 2016, Argentina. On each of these dates, in each of these countries, thousands…

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Abortion Rights Campaign Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly

Posted on: 24 Dec, 2016
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  The Abortion Rights Campaign is the largest grassroots pro-choice organisation in Ireland. In the attached document, which represents the first half of our submission, we have outlined the reasons…

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Government unable to provide answers on abortion at CEDAW hearings

Posted on: 16 Feb, 2017
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Press Release from the Abortion Rights Campaign – February 16th 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For media inquiries please contact: media@abortionrights.ie Government unable to provide answers on abortion as Irish State…

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From local to global – how a grass roots organisation gets to speak in front of the UN

Posted on: 13 Feb, 2017
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  Last year, ARC got an amazing opportunity to participate in International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAR) Asia Pacific from Global to Local training. This training is specially designed to…

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Disruption to Abortion Services in the UK Means Some Women from Ireland Must Travel to Other Countries

Posted on: 09 Feb, 2017
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Women and pregnant people in Ireland are having difficulty obtaining appointments for treatment at UK clinics due to high demand. The Abortion Support Network, who help hundreds of women travel…

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What unites sex workers’ rights and abortion rights movements?

Posted on: 06 Feb, 2017
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Reducing stigma & realising bodily autonomy By @CuteCatriona and Grace Wilentz The Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC) and the Sex Workers’ Alliance Ireland (SWAI) are part of a larger, integrated movement for…

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My Bodily Autonomy, My Choice

Posted on: 29 Jan, 2017
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I just got my organ donor card in the post. As with far too many things, I had been intending to do it for a very long time, but had…

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Abortion Rights Campaign analysis of Saturday 7 January session of the Citizens’ Assembly

Posted on: 10 Jan, 2017
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  As we have done before, this weekend we followed the livestream of the Citizens’ Assembly (CA) proceedings as they met for the second time to discuss the Eighth Amendment….

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Travelling art exhibition highlights urgent need for reform of Ireland’s abortion laws

Posted on: 04 Jan, 2017
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Travelling art exhibition highlights urgent need for reform of Ireland’s abortion laws At least 10 women and girls each day travel to the UK to access abortion services DONEGAL, January…

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Abortion Rights Campaign disappointed with BAI Ruling

Posted on: 22 Dec, 2016
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  The Abortion Rights Campaign is disappointed with the formal ‘Warning Notice’ issued to RTE against The Ray D’Arcy Show’s coverage of abortion. As the national broadcaster, RTE has a…

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