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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
abortion
abortion

Anti-Abortion Group to Harass Women Traveling for Treatment at Airports

In a new low, protesters in the Republic of Ireland plan to picket women as they fly from Dublin and Cork airports to the UK for abortions.
Sirin Kale
6.28.17
abortion
abortion

Doctors Lock Irish Girl in a Psychiatric Unit Because She Wanted an Abortion

The unnamed girl approached her doctor in Ireland for an abortion. She found herself sectioned under the Mental Health Act instead.
Sirin Kale
6.12.17
investigation
investigation

The Irish Government Is Seizing an Increasing Number of Abortion Pills

An exclusive Broadly investigation shows that the Irish government is seizing ever-increasing quantities of vital abortion medicines—with potentially devastating consequences for women.
Sirin Kale
12.7.16
INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

'How Do You Bring a Body Home?': The Woman Forced to Carry an Unviable Pregnancy

In Ireland, abortion is forbidden in nearly all circumstances—including if the fetus has a fatal genetic condition. Under this dehumanizing law, Claire Cullen-Delsol was forced to continue her pregnancy despite knowing the child would die after birth.
Sarah Waldron
10.20.16
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

What It's Like Helping Women Get the Abortions They Need

Travelling abroad to access safe and legal abortion can be lonely and isolating. That's where the volunteer hosts from Abortion Support Network come in.
Tara Evans
6.8.16
uk
uk

Irish Women Seeking Abortions Are Desperate for Help from Abroad

According to government figures, fewer women are traveling from Ireland to access abortion in the rest of the UK. But abortion rights activists say the numbers don't match up with what they're seeing.
Zing Tsjeng
5.17.16
HEALTH
HEALTH

Ireland Wants to Shred the Records of Brutal Operations They Performed on Women

Symphysiotomy was a violently life-altering childbirth operation that was performed on thousands of Irish women without their consent. But the government wants to shred medical records of those who suffered the procedure.
Mari Shibata
4.14.16
politics
politics

'Our Poor Little Baby Was Gone': The Irish Women Forced to Have Stillborn Births

Among those fighting to legalize abortion in Ireland is a small group of women who were diagnosed with fatal fetal abnormalities during pregnancy. They claim that the government is essentially forcing women to carry out their doomed pregnancies.
Eve Simmons
3.10.16