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Road to Repeal: 50 Years of Struggle in Ireland for Contraception and Abortion

by Therese Caherty , Pauline Conroy and Derek Speirs (Editors) - £22.00  The Lilliput Press Ltd (2022)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781843518532 | ISBN 10: 1843518538

In Road to Repeal: 50 Years of Struggle in Ireland for Contraception and Abortion, the editors Therese Caherty and Pauline Conroy, along with photographer Derek Speirs, look back on the journey of the Eighth Amendment.
 
“Amazing history, very pertinent now” MARGARET ATWOOD
 
Road to Repeal: 50 Years of Struggle in Ireland for Contraception and Abortion opens in 1970 when the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement burst onto the streets and screens of a society bewildered by women demanding equal status in the home and in the workplace. It tracks the bitter backlash to their successes that culminated in the Eighth Amendment’s fixture in the Irish Constitution in 1983.
 
Over five decades, Road to Repeal describes and depicts individual tragedy, referendums, court cases, the actions of a misogynist Church and State. It shines a light on the journey of thousands of women and girls who braved stigma and hardship, often travelling alone and anonymously for medical treatment they were denied in Ireland. Road to Repeal closes with the visually dazzling Together For Yes campaign whose determination and grit finally got rid of the Eighth Amendment, Article 40.3.3 on May 25th, 2018.

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