Tag: women’s rights

March for Choice 30.9.17. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

A great demo of tens of thousands of mostly young people demanding a woman’ right to choose what she does with her own body. Brid was in good voice in this short clip

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Brid Smith TD: demanding justice for women pensioners. Dáil July 5.17

I raised the issue of pension equality today in the Dáil. If the issue is not adequately and speedily addressed, there are many, many women in this country who are prepared to take to the streets and the government knows

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National Maternity Hospital demo called by Parents for Choice

Great demo on Sunday May 8th – proud of our People before Profit contingent on it. Outrageous that the government would even consider giving the nuns, with a disgraced record in caring for women and children, control of our new

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Brid’s amendment to the abortion law: “change the punishment if you won’t scrap the law”

Brid seeks to change the law for procuring an abortion, so that instead of the punishment being 14 years in prison, it becomes €1 fine.

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14 YEARS vs €1 FINE for abortion

  Brid moved a bill today in the Dáil that would change the penalty for abortion. Not many people know that taking the abortion pill or helping someone do so, could incur a 14 year prison sentence. We tried to

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Brid challenges Táiniste on widening gender gap

Published on 24 Feb 2017 In the Dáil yesterday Brid Smith TD pointed out the widening gender gap – women are earning less and getting less in pensions than they were, compared with men. She linked this to the struggle

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Defending women rights against bigotry in the Dáil

Brid responds to attacks upon the services available to women regarding contraception and abortion advice in the Dáil, and reiterates the call to repeal the eigth amendment.

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Press Statement: Anti-Austerity Alliance- People Before Profit Campaigners call on Independent Alliance to refuse to allow Fine Gael to block AAA-PBP Repeal Bill

    2,159 women have been forced to travel to access abortion services since the government was elected Precedent set for government parties to hold different positions – in 1983 to introduce 8th Amendment – Labour Tanaiste voted against Fine

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AAA-PBP call on Independent Alliance to oppose Fine Gael threats to delay Repeal Bill

Responding to reports that Fine Gael may use a parliamentary device to impede the progress of the AAA-PBP Bill which provides for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment, Ruth Coppinger TD said:   “These threats are being reported as being

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The biggest demo yet for Choice in Ireland – a great day!

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