Ireland on the Frontline: challenging foetal rights ideologies
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|Title:||Ireland on the Frontline: challenging foetal rights ideologies||Authors:||Barry, Ursula||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9733||Date:||20-Mar-2018||Online since:||2019-03-28T10:49:37Z||Abstract:||In 2013, I wrote about the rise in foetal rights ideology and the consequences for women in Ireland and globally. I looked at both developments in the U.S and in Ireland and used the example of judgments from the Canadian Supreme Court as a reference point for kind of debate that is needed in Ireland. I view Ireland as on the global frontline in the battle over women’s reproductive rights and the fight for reproductive justice. Many things have changed since I wrote the chapter for Abortion in Ireland Volume 2 (Quilty et al 2013) and not much for the better. Ireland is among a few few countries across the globe with the most restrictive abortion law, together with a highly restrictive clause establishing foetal rights in the constitution. The full weight of criminal law penalties is used to create nervousness and fear among women and potential health service providers. A pregnant woman who accesses abortion, or anyone who assists or facilitates her in accessing abortion, other than when her life is in danger (under strict conditions of verification) face a penalty of 14 years in prison.||Type of material:||Book Chapter||Publisher:||Orpen Press||Keywords:||Abortion; Ireland; Reproductive rights; Justice; Constitutional amendment||Other versions:||http://orpenpress.com/debating-the-eighth-repeal-or-retain.html||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Is part of:||O' Riordan, C. (ed.). Debating the Eight: Repeal or Retain?||ISBN:||978-1-78605-050-2|
|Appears in Collections:||Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection|
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