New TUCR8 Leaflet for May Day



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May Day Flyer

May Day flyer 2018

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Doctors for Choice Fact Sheets

Doctors for choice fact sheets available for print and distribution

DfC Abortion and Mental Health factsheet

DfC How the 8th Amendment impacts on consultations with Doctors factsheet

DfC Medical Abortion factsheet

DfC Mistruths about Abortion factsheet

DfC Surgical Abortion factsheet

From the Right to Vote to the Right to Repeal – In Our Workplaces, Communities and Families

From the Right to Vote to the Right to Repeal – In Our Workplaces, Communities and Families.pdf

Trade Union Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment

Affiliated to the Coalition to Repeal the 8th Amendment

Is abortion a trade union issue? Some people say it isn’t. The Trade Union Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment disagrees.

Women comprise at least half the membership of our trade unions. They shoulder a disproportionate share of the care work in families. They earn less than their male colleagues. But when they face a crisis pregnancy, the 8th Amendment forces them to find up to €2,000 to travel for an abortion for which they’ll probably have to take unplanned leave. Or they’ll turn to the internet for abortion pills and will not seek medical after-care because they face criminalisation and the risk of 14 years in prison as a result.

Ireland’s hypocrisy on abortion (you are legally entitled to travel for a medical procedure that is illegal here) endangers the lives of all women but places a terrible burden on lower paid and migrant women.

In short, abortion is a workplace issue.

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Abortion is a Workplace Issue

“The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.”

Article 40.3.3 (8th Amendment)

Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortion is a human rights, equality and workplace issue. While the Trade Union Campaign to Repeal the 8th deals with all these issues, in this instance we focus on the last, abortion as a workplace issue.

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