Category Archives: Policy & Advocacy

Dáil vote of 102 Yeses to 6 Nos

Press release: Dail vote welcome but issues with legislation must be resolved

ARC welcomes today’s Dáil vote of 102 Yeses to 6 Nos, which brings the Health Bill to committee stage, but reiterates problems with the legislation. Speaking this evening, ARC spokesperson…

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Let’s Talk About: What We Can Learn from Italy about “conscientious objection”

My name is Paola Rivetti and I am a member of MERJ: Migrants and Ethnic Minorities for Reproductive Justice. We formed some months before the referendum with the goal of…

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Let’s Talk About: It’s Time to Stop Treating Abortion as a Crime

Abortion is recognised as an essential aspect of healthcare by the World Health Organization. Yet, it is seen as a criminal issue by many governments around the world, including here…

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Let’s talk about: the refusal to provide abortion care, or ‘conscientious objection’

  In this blog post, we talk about why the refusal to provide medical treatment harms pregnant people and what needs to be done to support medical professionals in the…

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Let’s Talk About: The Abortion Legislation Being Debated In The Dáil Right Now

  The Oireachtas is currently debating the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 which will legislate for abortion in Ireland, as we voted for in May. The Bill…