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Citizens’ Assembly Endorses Abortion Rights

Referendum without delay Let us have our say! – 64% for early abortion available on request – 78% for right to abortion for health reasons – 72% for right to abortion for socio-economic reasons The overwhelming pro-choice, pro-health recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly (as above) are a shock to the political establishment. The results show that when people are given the facts on abortion, the majority will endorse abortion rights and trust people who are pregnant to make their own decisions about their own bodies and lives. The political establishment thought that the Citizens’ Assembly …

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NO MORE DELAY REFERENDUM FOR ABORTION RIGHTS IN AUTUMN- NO WATERING DOWN OF CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLY RECOMMENDATIONS

The Citizens’ Assembly was established by the Government, both as a means to further delay change on abortion, but also as with a view to influencing the outcome to suggest a more limited or minor change to abortion law in Ireland. The outcome of the Citizens’ Assembly, in which the overwhelming thrust of the majority within it resoundingly prioritised trusting women and pregnant people to make their own decisions about their own bodies and respecting women’s health – in reality a pro-choice position – has shocked the political establishment and represents another crisis for them. RTE political correspondent, David …

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ROSA Statement Strike 4 Repeal activist meeting 2 Feb 2017

Strike4Repeal – make International Women’s Day 2017 a major day of action for REPEAL as part of the global revolt against sexism After millions of people around the world marched on 21 January in the ‘Women’s Marches on Washington’ against Trump’s misogyny and racism, combined with a rising women’s & LGBT movement globally, such as the inspiring feminist struggles that pushed back attempts by right-wing regimes to bring in misogynistic laws in both Poland and Turkey last year, the #NotOneLess movement against femicide in Latin America, the movement for trans visibility and equality in many …

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We need an Assembly of Pro Choice Activists to discuss next Steps

ROSA is advocating that early in the New Year, perhaps Saturday 14 January, that the pro-choice movement convene an open assembly of pro-choice activists to discuss the next steps in our movement. Particularly in the context of the Citizens’ Assembly – a blatant delay tactic of the Government that has no capacity to make any binding decision – it’s extremely important that we build upon the momentum of September 2016’s 20,000+ strong March for Choice. In particular, International Women’s Day – Wednesday 8th March 2017 – is an obvious focus for pro-choice activists to build …

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