Category Archives: Opinion

New Irish Abortion Legislation Will Not Prevent Another Savita Halappanavar Case

This week, the Irish parliament is debating new abortion legislation, to be enacted before the parliamentary summer break. For anybody familiar with the now infamous Savita Halappanavar case, this should…

Modern day philosopher kings seek to deny women the right to act for themselves

by Dr Clara Fischer who is a co-ordinator of the Irish Feminist Network and a member of the Abortion Rights Campaign Last week the Oireachtas health committee heard submissions from legal and medical experts on the Protection of Life…

Weekly Roundup: Keeping An Eye On The IMO And Inquest.

Welcome to another ARC Weekly Roundup, where each week our MediaWatch team highlights how abortion is discussed in the media at home and abroad. This week we look at the…

A change to the Constitution is needed in order to protect women’s lives

In a bid to reforming our 76-year old Constitution, the Irish government recently set up the Constitutional Convention, a body of 100 parliamentarians and members of the public, to review…

Highlights from the Ten Days for Choice

ARC’s 10 Days of Abortion Rights Action served the dual function of marking 21 years since the X Case judgement and demanding legislation before the summer is out. While we’ve…