Category Archives: Free Safe Legal

Press release: Abortion data shows progress made in abortion care but way to go to universal access

“The release of Ireland’s first abortion figures demonstrates a reality we have long known to be true: Irish people get abortions. They always have, they always will. Now, for the…

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Forcing people to travel for abortion is a serious risk to public health, say activists

In a joint statement the Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC), the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign and the Abortion Support Network (ASN) have called on the Irish Government to affirm the rights…

Members of Leitrim ARC pictured in front of a Vote Yes mobile billboard

Change by Candlelight

Bernie Linnane – Leitrim ARC On a chilly November afternoon, in 2012, I stood among a small crowd in Sligo. We had gathered to protest, to express our anger, our…

How the North West was won

Lyn Brookes – Leitrim ARC I arrived in Ireland in October 2008 aged 48 years.  I had a hysterectomy at 33 so things like contraception and unexpectedly finding myself pregnant…

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We are the women that repealed the 8th.

G.K. I was involved with Dún Laoghaire Repeal the 8th which subsequently became Dún Laoghaire together for yes.  We first met in a local pro-choice pub in September 2016. I…