Repeal the 8th
The Citizens’ Assembly on abortion rights was set up under pressure from the Repeal movement. It surprised the conservative Dail when it recommended that women and pregnant people be trusted - that abortion should be legalised upon request up to 12 weeks; for socio-economic reasons up to 22 weeks; for health; and for fatal foetal abnormality.
Irish politics this summer has been dominated by the widespread and ever more vocal outcry for Repeal of the 8th Amendment. No matter how much the political establishment tries to hide away from the issue, a powerful campaign for repeal has exploded on to the scene and will not just ebb away.
By Emma Quinn In 1922, the Southern Irish State was born into poverty and a backward economy. The…
By Monika Janas The general election has come and gone and the 8th Amendment is still here, in…