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The Irish Abortion Debate

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrossing Troubled Waters
Subtitle of host publicationAbortion in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Prince Edward Island
EditorsColleen MacQuarrie, Claire Pierson, Shannon Stettner, Fiona Bloomer
PublisherIsland Studies Press
ISBN (Print)978-1-988692-05-0
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2018


“Crossing Troubled Waters is a thoughtful, in-depth exploration on the additional burdens (moral conservatism, patriarchal norms, and isolation to name a few) placed on those living on islands with restrictive abortion laws. A must read.” MARA CLARKE, founder Abortion Support Network “Crossing Troubled Waters provides an indispensable assessment of abortion politics and access in three island settings, using a complex feminist lens. The essays pay attention to the intersectional power of histories, geographies, belief systems, political processes, access issues, activisms, and social change. Thus, the collection as a whole provides remarkably dynamic analyses as well as comparative perspectives, within a global frame.” RICKIE SOLINGER, co-author Reproductive Justice: An Introduction, 2017 “Crossing Troubled Waters is an inspiring read! It insightfully elaborates how strategic acts of resistance over decades have dismantled the fortress mentality of island communities to improve women’s access to abortion services, and their exercise of their reproductive rights.” REBECCA J. COOK, Professor Emerita & Co-Director, International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme, University of Toronto.


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