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Drone Carrying Abortion Pills to Come to Ireland

pro-choice abortion rally in Ireland

Women on Waves, a Dutch organization that aims to give information about safe abortions and proper sex education, has announced plans to send abortion pills via drones to countries where there is little or no legal access to safe abortion methods. In 2001, Women on Waves launched one of their ship campaigns to Ireland, where […]

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Why Is the Confederate Flag in Northern Ireland?!

The confederate flag in Northern Ireland

The Confederate battle flag has been a very hot topic in the USA lately, since photos of a self-avowed white supremacist who allegedly murdered nine people in North Carolina have surfaced featuring the suspect with the flag.  Americans have been doing some soul searching about how casual many white Americans are about a flag that […]

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Is Ireland Progressively Leading the Way?

The tricolour, the Irish national flag, flying high

Is Ireland leading the way for new ideas and solutions in the political arena? Because they are a country that has navigated rank and status in ways that are both impressive and puzzling, the latest referendum on same-sex marriage has many curious. Will other countries follow suit? As it appears, Ireland is a possible catalyst in […]

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Ireland Abortion Laws Criticized by U.N. Committee… Again

pro-choice abortion rally

Today (22 June) a United Nations committee that has reviewed Ireland’s compliance with the U.N. Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has recommended that Ireland amend its abortion laws (among others). Currently, abortion is illegal in Ireland unless the pregnant woman’s (or girl’s) life is at risk.  It’s illegal in cases of fetal abnormalities, […]

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Is Ireland Doing Enough for Magdalene Victims?

In a couple of weeks on the first of July, the Redress for Women Who Were Resident in Certain Institutions Act comes into effect in Ireland, providing healthcare (including counseling services) to women who survived their time in the Magdalene Laundries and are still living in Ireland. The Laundries were the Irish manifestation of Magdalene asylums, institutions run […]

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