What I’m really thinking: A student who has had an abortion

Content warning: eating disorders, repeal referendum   On May 28, 2015 I travelled from Dublin to Manchester for a surgical abortion.   For me, the decision to have an abortion was not a particularly difficult or distressing one. It is the stigma surrounding abortion that has affected me the most. Having to travel in secret, […]

Up to 300 sign TCD Strike 4 Repeal pledge, as campaign grows on campuses

The Strike 4 Repeal campaign has begun organising and seeking student support on university campuses across the country, as an activist behind the Trinity campaign group hailed the “overwhelmingly positive responses” from students in the college since setting up a stall in the Arts Building on Tuesday February 7.   Strike 4 Repeal aims to stage a […]

Is Repeal enough?

“If we want to truly challenge the current of conservatism that preserves the 8th, it is worth examining the popular engagement people have with abortion rights as a single political issue, and to self-examine our role as activists within the campaign”   Before Christmas, the Ohio Governor John Kasich approved legislation to ban abortion after […]

UCDSU will send submission to Citizens’ Assembly following referendum

University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) have sent in a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly advocating for a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment.   The submission follows a referendum held last week, in which UCD students voted against the adoption of a neutral stance by their SU on the issue of abortion. The referendum […]

The Repeal campaign is not without its flaws

The Repeal the 8th movement has recently brought the issue of abortion to the fore of Irish life. While the right to choose to have an abortion seems fundamental, there is a danger that repealing the 8th Amendment will be seen as the end rather than simply the means to valuing women in society. As […]

NUS-USI must push for immediate changes to abortion legislation

At the end of November, Belfast High Court reached the decision that Northern Ireland’s abortion laws are in breach of human rights.

Trinity academic among 838 medical professionals to sign Amnesty International open letter calling for decriminalisation of abortion

Dr Veronica O’Keane: Repeal of the eighth amendment will not be enough

Senator Averil Power calls for “huge civil society movement” to push for referendum on the eighth amendment

Speaking today in Trinity, Power said that she expects many politicians will be unwilling to engage with the matter

Unlikely victims of the eighth amendment

Sarah Taaffe-Maguire considers the difficulties professional and student midwives face when negotiating the eighth amendment.

Repeal the 8th Campaign launched on Trinity College campus

Week 1 saw an Amnesty petition in the arts block; week 2 will see a panel of experts on the subject.

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