Photos from the Action on X protest at Gender Equality Conference held in Dublin Castle as part of Ireland’s EU Presidency.

These photos are from the Action on X protest outside the Gender Equality Conference held in Dublin Castle as part of Ireland’s EU Presidency. Action on X is one of a number of pro-choice organisations in Ireland campaiging in advance of anticipated legislation in line with the X-case.  

I wrote the following for the WSM Facebook in reaction to to announcement of the Heads of Bill for the legislation. "The WSM has always argued that the X-Case legislation was not enough but even so we were shocked to finally see the details of the bill Fine Gael and Labour are preparing. We expected it to be a small but almost insignificant step foward. Instead there is a clear danger that women with unwanted pregnancies will be worse off than before if the final bill resembles what has been presented so far.

Three of the key problems are
- women will be forced prove they are suicidal to 3 doctors and it appears these doctors must all agree with each other or the women will have to appeal to another 3.
- Women who choose abortion in Ireland trhought the use of pills ordered onliine will face 14 years in prison.
- there are provisions for other people to be able to take court cases to try and stop a women having an abortion
Our position remains that any women who wishes and abortion should be able to obtain one on request as part of a free health service. "

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More of my photos in the WSM FB album of the Action on X protest

  


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