Repeal the 8th
by Una Mullally
✅ Editor: Cornerstone
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Abortion is illegal in almost every circumstance in Ireland, making it the only democracy in the Western world to have such a constitutional ban: * Between 1980 and 2015, at least 165,438 Irish women and girls consulted the UK at abortion servicesIn 2016, the figure was 3.265Any woman or girl who provides an abortion, or someone who assists a woman in obtaining an abortion in Ireland can be criminalised and sentenced to imprisonment for fourteen yearsA woman cannot get an abortion in Ireland if she is pregnant, because of incest or rape, or to prevent the inevitable miscarriage and fatal fetal anomalyThe movement to repeal the Eighth Amendment and make abortion legal in Ireland has grown massively in recent yearsThis anthology of actions of literature, personal stories, opinions, photography, art and design carried out by the movement that catalyzed 2018 capital referendumFeaturing award-winning novelists, critically acclaimed poets, leading artists and journalists on the front lines, this anthology will be definitive from the art collection, inspired by the most pressing contemporary debate in Ireland, and beyond.Contributors include: Lisa McInerney, Anne Enright, Louise O’Neill, Caitlin Moran, Tara Flynn, Aisling Bing, Sinead Gleeson, Emmet Kiran
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