Yes campaign hopes to narrow the gap in conservative Roscommon

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Yes campaign hopes to narrow the gap in conservative Roscommon
County has ‘a lot of silent Yes voters who are afraid to say openly they will vote Yes’

Mon, Apr 23, 2018
Harry McGee in Co Roscommon

Roscommon-South Leitrim achieved a brief moment of notoriety after the 2015 same-sex marriage referendum when it was the only constituency in the State that voted No.

It was a marginal thing. Other constituencies such as Donegal South West and Cavan-Monaghan had voted Yes by a hair’s breadth. But that cut little slack when the narrative came to be written.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/yes-campaign-hopes-to-narrow-the-gap-in-conservative-roscommon-1.3470222

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

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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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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

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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

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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