In 1983, a constitutional referendum outlawed abortion in Ireland. In 2018, another referendum repealed the ban and legalized abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. What happened?
Ireland’s new abortion law is a progressive one. But the resulting abortion service erects serious barriers for some people seeking abortions in Ireland.
Young, poor, single and a mother of two: This is the profile of most women in the US and Northern Ireland who seek financial assistance to help pay for an abortion.
It had looked like the vote would be close but, in the end, the people opted resoundingly for repeal.
The end of the 8th amendment is on the horizon.
The UN has repeatedly criticised Ireland’s laws. It’s time to change the Constitution.
A lawyer reports from Ireland days ahead of this vital vote.
What is Ireland voting on and why?
The almost total ban on abortion in Ireland does not work to protect women’s health.
This vote should be about the morality of letting women suffer.