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Supply and use of abortion pills in Ireland & the role of ROSA

Statement from Dr Rebecca Gomperts, director, Women On Web In 2014 , Irish Parliamentarian Ruth Coppinger and the grassroots organisation ROSA approached  Women on Web and Women on Waves to collaborate and since we have worked closely together. We collaborated in several high impact campaigns (abortion train in 2014, abortion bus 2015 and 2017 and theabortion drone 2016). In support of a law proposal by Ruth to legalize abortion in October 2016, the University of Texas published scientific research about the number and experience of women who used the Women on Web service. Another study about the safety of the use of medical abortion in Ireland was published in …

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100 Years Ago Women Ruled the Pitch – the story of women’s football in Britain

Womens football in Britain is now on the rise – in fact it is the fastest growing sport for women.  Throughout Britain 100 years ago, however, women ruled the pitch – some games were pulling in crowds of almost 60,000 at their matches – far in excess of the mens game. It was at this height of popularity that the FA officially banned women from playing on their grounds –a ban that would last for 50 years – in effect producing a catastrophic, devastating blow for womens football – the legacy of which is still felt …

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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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