From Linda Kavanagh to Tracy Harkin: A guide to who’s who in Ireland’s divisive abortion debate

From Linda Kavanagh to Tracy Harkin: A guide to who's who in Ireland's divisive abortion debate
With Ireland's landmark referendum on the Eighth Amendment looming, voices on both sides of the abortion debate are getting ­ louder. But who exactly is lining out?

John Meagher
February 4 2018

It has been a momentous week for campaigners on both sides of the great abortion debate as it was finally confirmed that a referendum would be held this summer. Friday, May 25, is thought to be the most likely day for the referendum, one that pro-choice supporters hope will forever lift the ban on abortion.

But despite a series of opinion polls that indicate that the majority of the country wants change, the pro-life side believes a large cohort of people opposed to abortion have not had their voices heard.

Continued: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/abortion-referendum/from-linda-kavanagh-to-tracy-harkin-a-guide-to-whos-who-in-irelands-divisive-abortion-debate-36558195.html

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Ireland: The Women’s Podcast: ‘Everyday Stories’ of abortion

The Women’s Podcast: ‘Everyday Stories’ of abortion
Caoimhe Anglin talks to Róisín Ingle about the project aiming to get people talking about the Eighth Amendment

Jan 8, 2018
Jennifer Ryan

Have you ever wanted to talk to someone about abortion, but didn’t know how to go about it?

The Everyday Stories project is about facilitating those conversations through workshops in towns and villages across the country ahead of a referendum on the Eighth Amendment in the coming months.

The project is gathering the personal accounts of women who have experienced abortion and allowing them to be used to aid group discussions on the topic, organised in association with the campaign.

Continued at source: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/the-women-s-podcast-everyday-stories-of-abortion-1.3348536

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Ireland: The abortion activist touring Ireland to win over hearts and minds

The abortion activist touring Ireland to win over hearts and minds
Caoimhe Anglin hopes to persuade voters to support abolition of eighth amendment that grants a foetus Irish citizenship

Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent
Fri 29 Dec ‘17

A young computer engineer is embarking on a tour of Ireland in 2018 to convince voters to support changes to the abortion law, as the country prepares for a referendum on repealing its ban on the procedure in almost all circumstances.

Caoimhe Anglin’s journey through every Irish county pitches her into the heart of a battle between secularism and traditional Catholicism.

Continued at source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/29/abortion-activist-touring-ireland-caoimhe-anglin-eighth-amendment

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A nation’s pain: Irish woman reveals trauma of travelling to UK for an abortion and how she was forced to sleep in a hotel bathtub

A nation's pain: Irish woman reveals trauma of travelling to UK for an abortion and how she was forced to sleep in a hotel bathtub

Caoimhe Anglin is sharing her story, and many others, as part of a new exhibition telling the stories of Irish women affected by the Eighth Amendment.

By Fiona Ellis
7th November 2017

A WOMAN who slept in a hotel bathtub after having an abortion in the UK has launched an exhibition telling the stories of Irish women affected by the Eighth Amendment.

Caoimhe Anglin had a surgical abortion last year after a crisis pregnancy and is sharing her story as part of a new show.

Continued at source: https://www.thesun.ie/news/1773358/irish-woman-reveals-trauma-of-travelling-to-uk-for-an-abortion-and-how-she-was-forced-to-sleep-in-a-hotel-bathtub/

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