In 2018, Ireland voted by a 3:1 majority to repeal the eighth amendment paving the way for the introduction of legislation on abortion outside of very limited parameters. This victory was the culmination of a 35-year long reproductive rights movement and an inspiring example of grassroots activism. But the struggle for reproductive justice is far from over. Some people are still forced to travel because of restrictions in our law and services are yet to be commissioned in Northern Ireland.
This lunchtime seminar looks back at the ‘repeal movement’ in the context of wider reproductive oppressions and looks forward towards the continued need for reform, all of which will be discussed through the lens of reproductive justice a concept that moves the pendulum on reproductive rights far beyond the singular issue of abortion.