Friday February 21, 2020

COMMENT: Abortion back on the political agenda as ‘Two Women Travel’

Reaction to live account illustrates politicians' wary approach to issue

23rd August, 2016
Politicians cautious on divisive abortion debate

Ireland’s divisive abortion debate is full of tragic and heartbreaking personal stories from brave women who speak openly about travelling to terminate their pregnancies.

These women do it primarily to highlight the issue of Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws and, by and large, hold pro-choice views. Their accounts feed into the various campaigns to repeal Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortion, known as the Eighth Amendment, and often their stories are directed at politicians....

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