Tens of thousands marched for a woman’s right to choose. This is a small clip of some of the People Before Profit Pro Choice group
Tag: women’s rights
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
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 it!
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 National Maternity Hospital – not to mention the €300 million of public money
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.
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 decriminalise abortion in previous bills but we were told it was against the 8th amendment. Regardless of what the People’s Assembly says or does, we need to reduce the fear factor NOW.
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 of the mainly female workforce in TESCO and called for solidarity actions including supporting a mass picket of striking TESCO shops on Sat 25th Feb at 12.00 midday.
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.
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 Gael Taoiseach
Campaigners from AAA-PBP, the Abortion Rights Campaign, National Women’s Council, Coalition to Repeal the 8th, USI, People Before Profit-Pro Choice, ROSA, USI and Doctors for Choice gathered at the Dail today in support of the AAA-PBP Repeal Bill which is due to be debated tomorrow.Read more »
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 motivated to placate the Independent Alliance TDs who voted for this same Bill 18 months ago and have not yet ruled out supporting it again.
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