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Ireland Has Legalized Abortion. Now What?

As the dust settles from Ireland's historic decision to decriminalize abortion, doctors and activists debate how to implement a healthcare system that makes the procedure accessible for everyone.
Brian O'Flynn
6.14.18
abortion
abortion

With Abortion Now Legal in Ireland, What Happens for the North?

As the dust settles from Ireland's momentous decision to legalize abortion, many in Northern Ireland—where it is still criminalized—believe it is their turn to follow suit. But much needs to happen before Northern Irish women achieve reproductive rights.
Roisin Lanigan
6.8.18
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

On Board the Controversial Bus Giving Out Illegal Abortion Pills in Northern Ireland

Northern Irish pro-choice activists are mobilizing in the wake of Ireland's decision to repeal the Eighth Amendment. We join protesters handing out abortion pills in one of the most anti-choice nations in Europe.
Norma Costello
6.4.18
Repeal the Eighth
Repeal the Eighth

Ireland Has Voted to Legalize Abortion

In a stunning victory for reproductive rights, the Irish public has chosen to repeal the Eighth Amendment—meaning that for the first time ever, abortion will be legal in the country.
Sirin Kale
5.26.18
Repeal the Eighth
Repeal the Eighth

Ireland Goes to The Polls for High-Stakes Vote on Abortion Rights

"I say yes," a social worker voting to repeal Ireland's Eighth Amendment tells Broadly. "You have to understand other people’s lives. You don’t know what they’re facing."
Brian O'Flynn
5.25.18
Repeal the Eighth
Repeal the Eighth

People Are Traveling Across the World to Repeal Ireland's Abortion Ban

For some Irish people living abroad, the vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment is too important to miss.
Leila Ettachfini
5.24.18
Repeal the Eighth
Repeal the Eighth

Why I'm Flying Home to Vote in the Irish Abortion Referendum

"The measure of any society is how well it treats its women, and frankly, Ireland is not looking too good in this respect."
Lianne Hickey
5.23.18
Repeal the Eighth
Repeal the Eighth

What I Discovered Knocking on Irish Voters' Doors for Abortion Rights

I spent the weekend asking people how they were planning to vote in this week's referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment.
Emma Gallen
5.21.18
Repeal the Eighth
Repeal the Eighth

If Pro-Choice Men Don't Vote in the Irish Abortion Referendum, We're Screwed

Campaigners say some Irish men are reluctant to engage with what they see as a "women's issue," which is dumb as hell.
Sirin Kale
5.21.18
editors letter
editors letter

Do the Right Thing and Repeal Your Anti-Abortion Law, Ireland

This week, as the public votes on whether to keep the Eighth Amendment, Broadly is centering the lives of Irish women affected by the ban.
Zing Tsjeng
Lindsay Schrupp
5.21.18
Repeal the Eighth
Repeal the Eighth

I Was Forced to Carry an Unviable Pregnancy to Term. This Is My Diary

When doctors told Claire Cullen-Delsol that her pregnancy wasn't viable due to a chromosomal disorder, she requested a termination—but was denied it under Ireland's abortion laws. She documented her experiences in a diary, which she shares here.
Claire Cullen-Delsol
5.18.18
Repeal the Eighth
Repeal the Eighth

What It's Like to Travel to a Foreign Country for an Abortion

Every year, thousands of Irish women travel to the UK to access safe and legal abortion. These are their stories.
Not At Home
5.17.18