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Following years of campaigning and perseverance, a seismic change in public opinion on abortion had taken place. With the 8th amendment now repealed, Ireland’s Government has committed to delivering legislation which legalizes abortion care on a woman’s own indication in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy.
Irish Labour Senator, Ivana Bacik, discusses her involvement in the fight for reproductive freedom in Ireland.
Áine Kavanagh, who works as Advocacy and Communications Assistant at the Irish Family Planning Association, talks about being a young person in a rapidly changing Ireland.
Dr. Catriona Henchion speaks out about her experiences providing care to women when abortion was not an option.
Maeve Taylor, Director of Advocacy and Communications at the Irish Family Planning Association, talks about shifting conversation on abortion care away from the political realm.
Dr Cliona Murphy remembers the chilling effect on health care produced by Ireland's restrictive abortion legislation.
Longtime activist for reproductive freedom, Catherine Forde, recalls campaigning for abortion care in Ireland in the 1980s.
Communications Officer at the Irish Family Planning Association, Siobhán Silke, outlines the importance of storytelling in Ireland's campaign for abortion care.
Policy Officer at the Irish Family Planning Association, Alison Spillane, discusses the 'yes' side's landslide win in Ireland's abortion rights referendum.
Director of Counselling at the Irish Family planning Association, Maura Leahy, describes the difficulties of abortion counselling in the context of Ireland's Information Act, which restricted the information that could be provided to women seeking abortion care.