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Repealed: Ireland's Unfinished Fight for Reproductive Rights

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ISBN: 9780745344270
AuthorFitzsimons, Camilla
Pub Date20/11/2021
BindingPaperback
Pages240
CountryGBR
Dewey362.198880
Publisher: Pluto Press
Quick overview A celebration and analysis of a 35-year long grassroots movement that successfully overturned the ban on abortion in Ireland
€19.94

In Ireland, 2018, a constitutional ban that equated the life of a woman to the life of a fertilised embryo was overturned and abortion was finally legalised. This victory for the Irish feminist movement set the country alight with euphoria. But the celebrations were short-lived - the new legislation turned out to be one of the most conservative in Europe. This book tells the story of the 'Repeal' campaign through the lens of the activists.



The authors trace the shocking history of the origins of the eighth amendment, which was drawn up in fear of a tide of liberal reforms across Europe. They draw out the lessons learned through the decades and from the groundbreaking campaign in 2018, which was an inspiring example of modern grassroots activism. They also recount the tensions between a medicalised approach and reproductive justice approach to abortion, as well as the harsh effect of the campaign on the health of activists.



Grounded in a radical feminist politics, this book is an honest and inspirational account of a movement that is only just beginning.

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In Ireland, 2018, a constitutional ban that equated the life of a woman to the life of a fertilised embryo was overturned and abortion was finally legalised. This victory for the Irish feminist movement set the country alight with euphoria. But the celebrations were short-lived - the new legislation turned out to be one of the most conservative in Europe. This book tells the story of the 'Repeal' campaign through the lens of the activists.



The authors trace the shocking history of the origins of the eighth amendment, which was drawn up in fear of a tide of liberal reforms across Europe. They draw out the lessons learned through the decades and from the groundbreaking campaign in 2018, which was an inspiring example of modern grassroots activism. They also recount the tensions between a medicalised approach and reproductive justice approach to abortion, as well as the harsh effect of the campaign on the health of activists.



Grounded in a radical feminist politics, this book is an honest and inspirational account of a movement that is only just beginning.

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