Ireland – Women feel need for abortion ‘cover stories’ for work, survey author says

Women feel need for abortion ‘cover stories’ for work, survey author says
Four in five respondents say women’s health should be priority in reform of abortion law

March 23, 2018
Olivia Kelleher

Irish women undergoing abortions feel under pressure to create a “cover story” for the workplace which is adding to their burden and stigma, an author of a survey on abortion has said.

Fiona Bloomer of the University of Ulster said the research, carried out on behalf of the Alliance for Choice, found that women in Ireland feel they have to come up with an excuse for their absence from work when they are taking time off to have an abortion.


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Irish trade unions call for referendum on abortion rights

Union leaders launch campaign in Dublin to demand repeal of eighth amendment, which grants foetus right to life

Henry McDonald Ireland correspondent

Wednesday 23 November 2016, The Guardian

Irish trade unions have launched a campaign for a referendum to abolish an amendment to the Irish constitution that pro-choice campaigners say prevents serious reform of strict anti-abortion laws.

The leaders of some of the country’s biggest unions gathered on a bridge over the river Liffey in Dublin on Wednesday morning to call for the repeal of the eighth amendment, which gives an unborn child the right to life, for the first time since it was passed more than three decades ago.

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Source: The Guardian

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