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Anonymous stories of the negative impacts of the 8th Amendment in Ireland | Book now out with @newislandbooks | Grassroots, rural, currated by @edarcydesign.
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Jan 27, 2019 17 tweets 5 min read
Last year, we shared sad and often traumatic stories of pregnant people taking arduous journies or obtaining illegal pills online in order to secure the termination they so desperately needed. This story is a little different. This is what your Yes did for one woman this year... ...”Last year I went to the booth, and without a second thought I ticked the Yes box. Never for one moment did I ever think that I would need that Yes myself...
Dec 20, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Today, it is signed in that abortion up to 12 weeks is legal in Ireland.

This is a monumental time - and it is also a delicate one... Every day women & girls will still travel for safe abortions abroad. We will continue to face grey areas not supported by legislation. Kinks to be worked out for those in rural areas, for those in domestic violent situations...
Dec 2, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
The pressure is on to get in contact with our TDs for abortion legislation.
You don't have to know law. You don't have to speak eloquently. You don't have to know anything about the debate. What you need to know is what's important to you :: and that politician's work for you... ...that your TDs represent your views and values. How are they to know them if you don't tell them?
Jun 26, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
One month ago we stood and waited anxiously for the results of the referendum. We rejoiced together, the weight lifting, this freedom and feeling of finally being heard - of finally gaining something for ourselves :: our autonomy.
Jun 25, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
July will begin a larger highlight on the plight our sisters face in the North.

Just across the border, the very women that have risked their lives to smuggle pills to us in the South are being prosecuted - this carries a life sentence... Women and girls in the North are being forgotten about - left in limbo while politics prevail and prevents people from having access to safe abortions.
Jun 13, 2018 37 tweets 6 min read
“In 2013 I was absolutely thrilled to discover I was pregnant. I already had a child and desperately wanted to expand our little family... Having suffered with a very rare and extremely debilitating illness called hyperemesis gravidarum during my first pregnancy, I was excited but terrified of falling victim to the condition again.
Jun 12, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
We repealed the 8th
Every Day at least 9 women are still traveling.
Every Day a minimum of 3 women are taking unregulated, illegal pills. The work is not done.
The work is not close to being done.
The *right* legislation matters
Women and girls will still slip between the cracks. The grey areas unthought of...
May 20, 2018 41 tweets 6 min read
A story about the 8th amendment and miscarriage:

“I've been trying to write this since this page was set up. Today marks the 8th anniversary of when the 8th amendment put my life in danger so it seems apt to share my story now... 8 years ago I was pregnant with twins. All was going well and my 16 week scan showed two healthy babies. Less than 2 weeks later I had some pains and heavy discharge.