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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 Shows Disdain for Women’s Lives and Choices by Voting to Retain Criminalisation of Abortion.

Posted on: 09 Mar, 2017
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Retaining the 14 year jail sentence reveals the contempt the current government has for poor women, women with health issues, and those who face travel difficulties. “Today the Government and…

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Ireland Must Legislate For Broader Abortion Access, UN Women’s Rights Committee Says

Posted on: 07 Mar, 2017
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Press Release from Abortion Rights Campaign 07 March 2017 – For Immediate Release – IRELAND MUST LEGISLATE FOR BROADER ABORTION ACCESS UN WOMEN’S RIGHTS COMMITTEE SAYS Irish State told the…

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Unchallenged Claims Made By Anti-Choice Advocacy Groups at Citizens’ Assembly

Posted on: 06 Mar, 2017
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Press Release from the Abortion Rights Campaign – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – UNCHALLENGED CLAIMS MADE BY ANTI CHOICE ADVOCACY GROUPS AT CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLY The Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC) strongly condemns…

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Once Again, Poll Shows Majority Want To See Change To Abortion Laws

Posted on: 03 Mar, 2017
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STATEMENT FROM ABORTION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN – 3rd March 2017 – For Immediate Release   Once Again, Poll Shows Majority Want To See Change To Abortion Laws The Abortion Rights Campaign…

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Open Letter to the Citizens’ Assembly

Posted on: 23 Feb, 2017
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We are disappointed not to have been invited to present at the Citizens’ Assembly sessions on 4-5 March. The Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC) is the largest pro-choice group in Ireland….

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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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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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