Wednesday June 3, 2020

Writing on the wall for the status quo on abortion

The myth that abortion is a divisive issue in Ireland must be swept aside once and for all

7th August, 2016
Limerick is a key constituency in the forthcoming Eighth Amendment referendum Picture: RollingNews.ie

Last month, a mural was painted on the outside wall of the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar. It read, “Repeal the 8th” in a large, red heart logo. But it didn’t last long: it was removed after three weeks following a warning by Dublin City Council. Make no mistake about it, although couched in legalese, the council’s move is political and threatens the democratic nature of public space.

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