"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 establishing that and bringing it out into the open we forced the politicians to catch up with that reality. As Peter Boylan said, the widespread use of abortion pills let "the genie out of the bottle".
Posted by ROSA – Socialist Feminist Movement on Thursday, 14 December 2017
From 6-8 March, ROSA will be on a bus around the country, campaigning for repeal of the 8th amendment. While the Citizen’s Assembly continues to debate our bodily autonomy 3 people in Ireland order pills from Women on Web. Women can’t wait, Repeal the 8th.
Ways that you can help:
– come on the bus for all or part of the journey (apply by getting in touch)
– organise a fundraiser
– join the rallies to greet the bus in your city or college
– contact ROSA for help to organise a walkout from your school or college, or a delegation from your workplace, to greet the bus, and to attend the Coalition to Repeal the 8th’s March4Repeal at 5.30pm at the Garden of Remembrance D1
Contact us to get involved:
direct message our facebook page or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the global revolt – 8 March International Women’s Day 2017
The bus will build towards a major day of action for Repeal on 8 March, International Women’s Day. This will be part of mass demonstrations, strikes and occupations taking place all around the world. The bus will finish up in Dublin City Centre after spending the last days promoting a major demonstration in Dublin city centre – the Coalition to Repeal the 8th have called a March 4 Repeal for International Women’s Day. It gathers at the Garden of Remembrance at 5.30pm and marches to the Dail.
Monday 6 March
Cork City 5pm
Tuesday 7 March
Limerick City 12.30pm
Galway City 5pm
Wednesday 8 March
Maynooth University 12.30pm
Central Bank, D2 3pm
A very warm and active rally greeted us here on the #Strike4Repeal. Apologies for the angle I didn't realise it wouldn't auto-rotate
Posted by ROSA – Socialist Feminist Movement on Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Bus 4 Repeal Cork Rally
Posted by ROSA – Socialist Feminist Movement on Monday, 6 March 2017