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Repeal the 8th

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Abortion is illegal in almost every circumstance in Ireland, making it the only democracy in the western world to have such a constitutional ban. This anthology, a national bestseller, is the definitive collection of the writing and art inspired by the most pressing debate in contemporary Ireland, and beyond. Between 1980 and 2015, at least 165,438 Irish women and girls accessed UK abortion services. In 2016, the figure was 3,265. Any woman or girl who procures an abortion, or anyone who assists a woman to procure an abortion in Ireland can be criminalised and imprisoned for up to fourteen years. A woman may not procure an abortion in Ireland if she is pregnant due to incest or rape, or to prevent inevitable miscarriage and fatal foetal abnormality. The movement to repeal the Eighth Amendment and make abortion legal in Ireland has grown massively over the last few years. This book shares the literature, personal stories, opinions, photography, art and design produced by the movement that catalysed 2018's momentous referendum- it features prize-winning novelists, critically acclaimed poets, cutting-edge artists and journalists on the front line. Contributors include Lisa McInerney, Anne Enright, Louise O'Neill, Caitlin Moran, Tara Flynn, Aisling Bea, Sinead Gleeson and Emmet Kiran.

Author Biography

Una Mullally is an award-winning journalist with the Irish Times, author and broadcaster. She is the author of In the Name of Love, an oral history of the movement for marriage equality in Ireland. She lives in Dublin. @UnaMullally
Release date NZ
April 5th, 2018
Contributor
Edited by Una Mullally
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Unbound
Pages
224
Dimensions
129x198x17
ISBN-13
9781783525164
Product ID
26866374

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