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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
4 hours ago
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
a day ago
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
2 days ago
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
4 days ago
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
4 days ago
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
4 days ago
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
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

The Irish Expats Flying Home to Vote Against Ireland's Abortion Ban

“I am traveling home to vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment on behalf of all the women and girls in Ireland who do not have a choice about what happens to their bodies.”
Zing Tsjeng
2.16.18
abortion
abortion

Thousands March for Abortion Rights in Ireland

Just days after the Irish government called a 2018 referendum on the abortion ban, we meet the people who hit the streets to protest for change on the annual March for Choice.
Brian O'Flynn
10.2.17
Sex
Sex

No One Knows Why These Medieval Statues Are Pulling Their Vaginas Open

Churches all over Europe are covered in mysterious carvings of women proudly flaunting their vulvas. Is this recurring figure—known as Sheela-na-Gig—a pagan goddess, a warning against the dangers of lust, or something more complicated?
Zing Tsjeng
7.28.17
abortion
abortion

Northern Irish Women Won Access to Free Abortions, But What Comes Next?

After decades of campaigning, abortion activists finally secured a major victory—granting Northern Irish women access to free abortions in mainland Britain. But more clarity is needed on how it will work in practice.
Sirin Kale
7.5.17