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Old 23-10-2015, 01:37 PM
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Default Abortion rally in Cork this weekend.

As highlighted in the John O Donovan thread, there is an abortion bus coming to town tomorrow.

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AN “abortion pill bus” will be in Cork on Saturday as part of a nationwide pro-choice campaign which is touring the country.
A rally is planned for Winthrop Street in the city centre for Saturday morning.
Part of the rally will see the Abortion Pill Bus, organised by ROSA (For Reproductive Rights, against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity) and Ruth Coppinger TD in conjuction with WomenOnWeb.org arrive in the city centre.
It will also be travelling to Galway, Limerick and Dublin this weekend and will provide women with a private consultation room to speak with a WomenOnWeb doctor and abortion pills may be made available.
http://www.eveningecho.ie/cork-news/...ekend/1130155/

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PRO-CHOICE ACTIVISTS are to deliver illegal abortion pills to women across the country over the next two days as part of a campaign to repeal the eighth amendment.

The Socialist Party’s Rosa campaign group left Dublin this morning on board a bus carrying the World Health Organisation-approved drugs.

The bus will stop in Galway for a lunchtime rally at the Spanish Arch before heading to Limerick for a demonstration on O’Connell Street.

Organisers will travel on to Cork tomorrow morning, where a protest will be held on Winthrop Street, and return to Dublin for a final rally in the afternoon.

The group says women with unwanted pregnancies will be able to access pills on the bus after completing a Skype consultation with doctors from Dutch pro-choice group Women on Web, which distributes abortion drugs to countries where abortion is illegal or restricted.

“We are bringing this issue to the people most affected by the eighth amendment, ordinary women across the country who face difficulties travelling abroad for a legal abortion,” Rosa activist Rita Harrold said.

We want those women to know that there are safe options available.

She added: “Abortion is going to be a big issue in the next general election.

It’s the first since Savita [Halappanavar]‘s death and it’s an opportunity for women to say, ‘You know what? We aren’t living in 1950s anymore. We’re not going to support politicians that won’t let us make decisions about our own lives.’

It is illegal under Irish law to take and distribute abortion pills.

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act states that any person found guilty of “intentionally destroy[ing] unborn human life” is liable to a fine or imprisonment for up to 14 years.

In a protest last year, Rosa travelled to Belfast to bring abortion pills back to Dublin, where Coppinger and other activists swallowed the tablets outside Connolly Station.

Organisers said the journey was inspired by the “contraceptive train” of 1971, when members of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement travelled to Northern Ireland to buy contraceptives that were then illegal in the Republic.

Abortion Protest in Dublin Campaigners, including Ruth Coppinger TD, arrive back in Dublin last year with abortion pills. Source: PA Archive

Criticism

The Irish Pro Life Campaign yesterday criticised the group’s latest move, calling it “an irresponsible stunt”.

“This is just the latest publicity stunt from Deputy Coppinger. But it is an incredibly dangerous and irresponsible one that puts the lives of women at serious risk,” spokesperson Ruth Cullen said.

Those lending their support to the abortion pill bus have no credibility talking about women’s health in the context of the abortion debate going forward.

It is one thing to constantly misrepresent the eight amendment as Deputy Coppinger does. It’s quite another thing to use an abortion pill bus as a means of attracting publicity.

The more outrageous the stunt the better, as long as it helps dismantle the eight amendment, seems to be the thinking. The stories of those who regret their abortions are being drowned out of the debate as well as the rights of the unborn child.

The Life Institute has also hit out at the protest, saying that it showed “abortion extremists” were “playing fast and loose with women’s lives”.

“It is disturbing to see that abortion campaigners are so careless with safeguarding women’s lives,” spokesperson Niamh Uí Bhriain said.

Sadly, for many abortion extremists, this is about an ideology and not about actually helping women.
http://www.thejournal.ie/rosa-aborti...04333-Oct2015/
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Old 23-10-2015, 01:46 PM
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Some politicians do anything for publicity. The pro-choice campaign are really being taken advantage of by tools like Coppinger jumping on their bandwagon just collect votes
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Old 23-10-2015, 01:53 PM
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I would have concerns about how medically safe this is. Abortion pill handed out on the basis of a Skype consult. No scan, no tests.
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Old 23-10-2015, 02:03 PM
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I would have concerns about how medically safe this is. Abortion pill handed out on the basis of a Skype consult. No scan, no tests.
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Old 23-10-2015, 02:34 PM
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I doubt their own medical safety is the first concern for some panic stricken lass..sadly

Recall a woman telling she had bought the 'morning after pill' at Boots I think she said, was a bit of an ordeal apparently grilled by a young lad before it was handed over....Was tempted to say what did you expect walk in with a carrier bag over your head buy it and bolt.

I hadn't even thought that you can get anything over the Web, even an 'abortion'. Niche there for EBay....FFS can't they just use contraceptive.
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Old 23-10-2015, 02:37 PM
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I would have concerns about how medically safe this is. Abortion pill handed out on the basis of a Skype consult. No scan, no tests.
You could hardly expect the likes of Coppinger to be involved if it wasn't a hair brained publicity seeking escapade in fairness, she quickly got bored of her last gimmick of occupying show houses in Dublin, it wasn't generating enough publicity presumably.
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Old 23-10-2015, 02:46 PM
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I would have concerns about how medically safe this is. Abortion pill handed out on the basis of a Skype consult. No scan, no tests.
On top of that it is illegal.

You can't just set up shop and distrubte illegal drugs/medication.

Surely this will be shut down as soon as it opens and those operating it arrested? As well as any medical professional who prescribes/distributes the dtug have their licence up for review?
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Old 23-10-2015, 02:47 PM
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You could hardly expect the likes of Coppinger to be involved if it wasn't a hair brained publicity seeking escapade in fairness, she quickly got bored of her last gimmick of occupying show houses in Dublin, it wasn't generating enough publicity presumably.
her occupying of homes was on RTE news and all over the papers. she did very well and exposed the scum fine gaels failure of those living in doorways and hotels.
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Old 23-10-2015, 02:49 PM
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Btw, a PROC abortion debate is long overdue. It's been at least two months.
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Old 23-10-2015, 02:58 PM
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Btw, a PROC abortion debate is long overdue. It's been at least two months.
There was one more recent than that. But in all fairness if it wasn't for abortion, the RA and refugees the INTERNET would be a dull place.
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