Washington DC: The Struggle for Abortion rights in Ireland


Saturday, August 30th, 6 PM
St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church
1525 Newton Street NW Washington, DC 20010
(near the Columbia Heights metro, Green Line)The Struggle for Abortion rights in Ireland
Oisín Mac Giollamóir

Free and Open to the Public

Abortion is still illegal in Ireland. For over 20 years anarchists have been involved in the struggle to for its decriminalisation. Oisín Mac Giollamóir a member of the Workers Solidarity Movement and activist in Choice Ireland will talk about this struggle.

The Republic of Ireland has one of the most draconian abortion laws in the world. At present abortion may only be performed where continuation of pregnancy poses a 'real and substantial' risk to a pregnant woman's life - about 5 cases per year of 50,000 pregnancies

Oisín Mac Giollamóir is an anarchist from Dublin, Ireland currently living in England. He has been active in the anarchist movement for 7 years in a wide variety of campaigns, organisations and initiatives. He is a member of the Workers Solidarity Movement and has been an editor of their magazine Red and Black Revolution for the last two years. He is also a member of the recently founded British anarchist-communist group Liberty and Solidarity. Recently he has been involved in setting up the anarchistblackcat.org webforum and has been active in Choice Ireland, an Irish pro-choice group.

This event is hosted by the Baltimore-Washington Local of NEFAC (Northeastern Federation of Anarchist Communists)

More information:

"Repressing Abortion in Ireland", Mary Favier - Doctors For Choice, "Red and Black Revolution" #7

Choice Ireland: A blog for pro-choice activists in Ireland.

"Abortion Rights: a Workers Solidarity Movement policy statement"

"Anarchism and the fight for Abortion rights", WSM Archive