When Will Abortion Be Legal In Ireland? The Ban Officially Lifts Very Soon
By Monica Hunter-Hart
Dec 20, 2018
It's been seven months since the vote to #RepealThe8th Amendment, so you may be wondering when abortion will officially become legal in Ireland. There's some good news for reproductive rights activists: The date is less than two weeks away.
Abortion will become legal in Ireland on Jan. 1, according to Rewire.News. It will also be free at that time because abortion is eligible for coverage under a long-running program called the Maternity and Infant Care Scheme. Importantly, though, you will only be able to terminate your pregnancy up to 12 weeks. But in the United States, for example, 91.1 percent of abortions occur at or before 13 weeks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Thousands attend Dublin abortion rights protest
March for Choice is first major march since timeframe of referendum unveiled
Sat, Sep 30, 2017
Ronan McGreevy, Ciarán D'Arcy
Thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin on Saturday calling for the liberalisation of Ireland’s abortion laws.
The demonstration began at the Garden of Remembrance at 2pm and progressed down O’Connell Street, before turning onto the quays and crossing over the Liffey. From there it proceeded up Pearse Street and towards the rally area in Merrion Square.
It’s been announced that Leo Varadkar is the new leader of Fine Gael. Pending a Dáil vote, it’s likely he will also be our new Taoiseach. We’ve prepared a letter for our supporters to send to Leo asking him to take the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly seriously and commit to properly reforming abortion law in Ireland. Just copy the text below and send by email to email@example.com or by post to Leo Varadkar, T.D., 37A Main Street, Ongar, Dublin 15.
UPDATE: We now have an Irish translation of the letter! See below for more.
Thousands of women go on strike in Ireland in protest at abortion ban
Protesters wear black and are encouraged to take the day off work in action to coincide with International Women's Day
by Siobhan Fenton Dublin
Thursday 9 March 2017
Thousands of women have gone on strike in towns and cities across Northern Ireland and the Republic to protest the countries' abortion bans, as part of a day of action organised to coincide with International Women's Day.
Women wore all black and were encouraged to take the day off work as well as refraining from performing emotional labour, unpaid gendered expectations placed on women.
‘Abortion bus’ will be in Cork tonight
Monday, March 06, 2017
A BUS providing information on abortion services will be in Cork tonight and tomorrow. It is expected to be met with by both supporters and protestors.
Organised by pro-choice group, Rosa, the visit is part of a campaign against the Eighth Amendment, and coincides with International Women’s Day, which is Wednesday.
The bus will be at Winthrop Street this afternoon from 5pm, having left Dublin earlier today, with a stop in Waterford en route. The bus will stop at University College Cork tomorrow morning, at 9am, before heading to Limerick. The tour will end on Wednesday, back in Dublin, for a major protest calling for a referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Protestors will gather at the Garden of Remembrance at 5.30pm and march to the Dail.
December 20, 2016, Irish Central
The London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign has launched an airport ‘check-in at Christmas’ campaign, with the hashtag #choice4xmas. The newly formed group, the UK-based branch of the Irish movement to make abortion free, safe and legal, has launched a mass social media ‘check-in’ for Irish expats going home for Christmas. Their aim is everyone traveling to Ireland for the holiday can support for women traveling in the other direction, by ‘checking in’ on social media at ferry and airports and using the hashtag #choice4xmas.