Humans, not vessels: Free, safe, legal abortion. In Ireland. Now.

It’s only two hours until Ireland’s third annual March for Choice. Which means, by the way, that if you’re local and you somehow haven’t heard of it until now, I strongly recommend getting your walking boots on, like, now.

Speak with your Feet at the March for Choice. 2pm Saturday 27th September at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

I’ve been finding it incredibly difficult to find words to talk about Ireland an abortion recently. Not something that’s been a problem in the past, but sometimes things get too overwhelmingly godawful to look at, you know? There’s a level of anger, sadness and helplessness in the face of overwhelming inertia that sometimes gets too hard to bear.

Luckily, the ever-eloquent Danielle has put things far more clearly and succinctly than I can manage right now.

When our rights are denied in our own country, we depend on our neighbours.

Nobody who voted to ban abortion in Ireland can become pregnant today.

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Humans, not vessels: Free, safe, legal abortion. In Ireland. Now.

3 thoughts on “Humans, not vessels: Free, safe, legal abortion. In Ireland. Now.

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      It was amazing. 5000 people attended, according to the Irish Times. It was a wonderful, positive, hopeful day.

      I also made it to some of the after events- in particular a Speak Out. I can’t talk about the details of what was told there, of course, but.. it was painful and supportive and so damn important that it happens. It’s been less than two years since I first heard an Irish person talk in public about having had an abortion. To be in a room with handfuls speaking about their experiences was.. intense and filled with so much sadness and so much hope.

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