Valerie Leary Over 500,000 women, workers and young people took to the streets all over Switzerland on 14th of June as part of a nation wide women’s strike. The sheer size of the demonstrations in many towns and cities sent out a clear message that the status quo will no longer be tolerated. A massive160,000 people were protesting on the streets of Zürich alone, while 40,000 gathered outside the parliament in Bern, 40,000 to 50,000 in Lausanne and Basel, 25,000 in Geneva, 12,000 in Fribourg and Sion and much smaller towns, such as …Read More »
ROSA (for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism & Austerity) has been initiated by women in the Socialist Party, with the aim of promoting and organising events, actions and campaigning activity on the issues mentioned, open to anyone who supports its message to participate in.
Banning abortion does not stop it from happening it just makes it more difficult and dangerous to access
- The 8th Amendment says a woman and a fertilised egg or foetus are equal.
- It enforces pregnancy - it was designed to ensure pregnancy must continue, regardless of the circumstances
- It forces people abroad to access abortion as their choice to end a pregnancy isn't respected in Ireland
Why 12 weeks?
- Abortion is an Irish reality, one in three women have a crisis pregnancy in their lifetime. Some of your young friends and family have had an abortion for important and legitimate reasons.
- These include feeling unable to bring up a child at this time; unable to provide for existing children or in a physically and emotionally abusive relationship.
- The majority of those who have had abortions already have children. If you agree they aren't criminals, then end this abuse, shame and stigma.
- Anything lessthan 12 weeks would mean that 92% of women would still be having abortions outside of the law.
JOIN ROSA’S YES CAMPAIGN #TIME4CHOICE We will be street campaigning, door knocking, visiting workplaces and colleges, running social media campaigns and much much more. All this will be geared to: Ensuring the biggest possible Yes vote by young people Convince older generations to vote Yes or at least not to stand in the way of this vital change Use a victory as a platform to fight for freedom from all oppression and inequality in a society where people’s needs come before profitRead More »
#SuffragettesForChoice 100 years on, radical actions & protests are still necessary to force the political establishment to accept that women can make decisions about their own bodies #repealthe8th #TimesUp Suffragettes for Choice #SuffragettesForChoice 100 years on, radical actions & protests are still necessary to force the political establishment to accept that women can make decisions about their own bodies #repealthe8th #TimesUp Posted by ROSA – Socialist Feminist Movement on Tuesday, 16 January 2018Read More »
Handmaids lobby at the Dail While handmaids gathered at the Dail to demand Repeal and pro-choice legislation – no retreat from the Citizens' Assembly, Ruth Coppinger represented our views inside the Dail Committee on the 8th Amendment. Join Rosa today and help us build a strong socialist feminist movement! Watch &share 🙂 Posted by ROSA – Socialist Feminist Movement on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 The handmaids at the Dail ahead of Wednesday's lobby Posted by ROSA – Socialist Feminist Movement on Monday, 18 September 2017Read More »
Abortion pill video "Civil disobedience won the politicians over" to vote for abortion up to 12 weeks on request. The abortion pill train and buses that Rosa organised since 2014 played an important role in the huge increase in the use of the pills in Ireland. These actions were organised to help the hundreds of women who needed it gain access to abortion, but also to make this a political issue – we defied the law to prove it was unworkable. As a result abortion is a reality of life IN IRELAND, and by …Read More »
Drones Bring Abortion Pills This drone delivered abortion pills to women in Northern Ireland where abortion laws are tough. Posted by AJ+ on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 Abortion Pill Drone Flies from Republic of Ireland to Northern… Video of the Abortion Pill Drone flying from near Omeath to Narrow Waters Castle. Women in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland need abortion rights now! Repeal the 8th and Extend the 1967 Abortion Act! Posted by ROSA – Socialist Feminist Movement on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 Abortion Pill Drone in the Media https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jun/15/drone-will-fly-abortion-pills-into-northern-ireland-as-act-of-solidarity http://www.newsweek.com/abortionwomen039s-602992 https://www.womenonwaves.org/en/page/6311/abortion-drone-ireland–abortion-pills-everywhereRead More »
Abortion Pill Bus in the Media https://news.vice.com/article/im-in-trouble-the-women-boarding-irelands-illegal-abortion-bus http://www.hotpress.com/photos/photo_st.phpid=15520566https://news.vice.com/article/all-aboard-the-abortion-pill-bus http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/irishnews/article4595079.ece http://www.buzzfeed.com/laurasilver/these-women-are-driving-abortion-pills-around-ireland-to-pro#.wvYRpb0baq Greet the Abortion Pill Bus Demand a Referendum to Repeal the 8th The inspiring 10,000+ strong March for Choice on 28 September made a very clear statement – we can’t wait, repeal the 8th! There is widespread support for the lifting of Ireland’s dangerous and discriminatory constitutional abortion ban. The Irish Examiner reported that 64% of farmers are now in favour of repealing the 8thamendment. A previous Amnesty International poll indicated that 81% of the population are in favour of a widening of abortion availability, …Read More »
Press Release-Pro-Choice Activists to Take Abortion Pill Train on the 28th of October 2014 PRO-CHOICE ACTIVISTS TO TAKE ABORTION PILL TRAIN * re-create contraceptive train of 1970s * highlight need for Repeal of 8th Amendment * safe, cheap, non-surgical abortion being denied to women On Tuesday 28 October Leaving Dublin Connolly station at 9.30am for Belfast Arriving back at 2:30pm at Connolly Station An action will take place next Tuesday to highlight Ireland’s continued ban on abortion and to call for repeal of the 8th amendment. Pro-choice activists will take the train from Dublin to Belfast and bring back safe, non-surgical abortion pills banned by …Read More »