From the Magdeline Laundries to Mother and Baby Homes; from Contraception bans to Child abuse; from disciplining and shaming of women; from Sexism to Sexual Assault; we have an entire country build on sexism and the oppression of women
Solidarity to all those involved and all those facing our barbaric women oppressing laws. Love, Solidarity, Decency, Support, Care and Radical Action, all in one with Need Abortion Ireland.
“We now know it is not sufficient that women die in order for the state to repeal its abortion law. We now know that the State North and South will isolate, prosecute and torture vulnerable people irrelevant of public opinion. When confronted with such an attack on our health and on our lives, endless political debates are not enough, action is needed.
Faced with a State that refuses to provide for the healthcare of women, we must facilitate access to this healthcare ourselves and provide the conditions for people to practice this care. Medical abortion is a unique example of this, as it is healthcare which can be practiced easily and safely at home, with a 2 day course of medication.
needabortionireland.org will support women in accessing abortion pills in Ireland through Women Help Women. We provide practical help in accessing pro choice healthcare, a live text support service between 6pm to 9pm everyday, and care packages to make people’s experience of abortion as comfortable as possible.
Until the law acknowledges our rights, we and others will continue to break it to facilitate a duty of care to those living in Ireland.