Welcome to the Abortion Rights Campaign – and its website.
The seeds of the Abortion Rights Campaign were planted on 10th July 2012, when 40 women and men huddled over tea and biscuits in a cramped room to discuss collaborating on a concerted pro-choice effort. The short-lived Irish Choice Network was created, but it grew so quickly and gained so much momentum that it soon became clear that a proper island-wide movement was needed.
Thus, a grassroots organisation,the Abortion Rights Campaign, blossomed into one of Ireland’s most promising campaigns in recent history. We declared our primary goals: Repeal the 8th Amendment and make abortion free, safe, and legal to those who need it.
Following a meeting at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin on December 8th, which was attended by over 200 people, and a similar meeting and workshop on January 19th 2013 in The Teachers’ Club on Dublin’s Parnell Square, the Abortion Rights Campaign was formally launched.
It has been a busy time, but it will be worth it.
We women in Ireland are worth it.
We hope that this website will be a helpful tool in organising this change.