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Abortion Pills Are Safe and Effective, but Ireland’s Laws Are Out of Step with Reality

Posted on: 16 May, 2017
Posted in: Media | Northern Ireland | Press Release | Repeal the 8th | No Comments

Study confirms use of safe but illegal abortion pills on the rise in Ireland and Northern Ireland. A new British Medical Journal (BMJ) study has confirmed what the Abortion Rights…

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Explainer: What actually happened at the Citizens’ Assembly?

Posted on: 24 Apr, 2017
Posted in: Contact your TD | Facts | Featured | Policy & Advocacy | Repeal the 8th | Uncategorized | No Comments

  The Citizens’ Assembly had their final meeting on the 8th Amendment last weekend. It was a long and complicated process that in the end returned very strong recommendations. Are…

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Want to help the Abortion Rights Campaign this summer and have fun doing it?

Posted on: 16 Apr, 2017
Posted in: Creative and Direct Action | Featured | Getting involved | Repeal the 8th | Stigma | 2 Comments

This summer the Abortion Rights Campaign will be fundraising at a number of outdoor concerts and needs your help! If you would like to see some bands for free, have…

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Why we campaign for Free, Safe and Legal abortion

Posted on: 09 May, 2017
Posted in: Facts | Featured | Policy & Advocacy | Repeal the 8th | Stigma | No Comments

Abortion should be available under the public health system and without cost barriers. Abortions, even terminations carried out at home with the use of the abortion pill, are medical interventions….

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The Defenders of Life: Pro-Choice Activism in Honduras and Ireland

Posted on: 08 May, 2017
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by Molly Cyr Rarely do activists have the opportunity to openly share and learn from their siblings who are working on similar issues in different countries or regions. However, when…

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“Cowardly Statements” from politicians condemned by the Abortion Rights Campaign

Posted on: 05 May, 2017
Posted in: Media | Opinion | Policy & Advocacy | Press Release | Repeal the 8th | No Comments

Press Release from the Abortion Rights Campaign 05-May-2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –   “Cowardly Statements” from politicians condemned by the Abortion Rights Campaign   The campaign has today called…

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Call to Action: Contact Your TD About the Citizens’ Assembly

Posted on: 24 Apr, 2017
Posted in: Breaking Silence | Contact your TD | Creative and Direct Action | Featured | Policy & Advocacy | Repeal the 8th | 4 Comments

  The Citizens’ Assembly has returned some very clear recommendations on what kind of abortion access they expect to see enacted in Ireland. While we very much welcome the strong…

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Citizens’ Assembly have ‘Chosen Choice’, says Abortion Rights Campaign

Posted on: 23 Apr, 2017
Posted in: Media | Policy & Advocacy | Press Release | Repeal the 8th | No Comments

  Citizens’ Assembly have ‘Chosen Choice’, says Abortion Rights Campaign The Oireachtas must now respect the will of the Citizens’ Assembly members and call a referendum without delay. The Eighth…

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Confusion and Lack of Clarity Affected Outcome of Citizens’ Assembly Vote Today, says Abortion Rights Campaign.

Posted on: 22 Apr, 2017
Posted in: Media | Opinion | Policy & Advocacy | Press Release | Repeal the 8th | No Comments

The campaign is concerned about the process which lead to vote to replace, rather than repeal, the 8th Amendment, but also welcomes the broad call for change by the members…

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Repeal not replace

Posted on: 21 Apr, 2017
Posted in: Facts | Policy & Advocacy | Repeal the 8th | No Comments

In March 2016, a Red C poll commissioned by Amnesty International Ireland found that 87% of people in Ireland support more access to abortion than we have now. But the…

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Reality of the 8th Amendment in Ireland

Posted on: 19 Apr, 2017
Posted in: Facts | Policy & Advocacy | Repeal the 8th | Stigma | No Comments

The 8th Amendment severely limits the ability of women and pregnant people to obtain abortion services in the State. But the restrictions on their health doesn’t stop here. Did you…

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