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Artists' Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment

Artists' Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment

Artists Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Campaign members Alice Maher, Rachel Fallon, Áine Phillips and Breda Mayock Photo; Alison Laredo

 

Biography

The Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment was set up in 2015 by Cecily Brennan, Alice Maher, Eithne Jordan, and Paula Meehan. It began as an online campaign appealing to fellow artists, writers, musicians, and actors to put their names to a statement calling for a repeal of Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland (Article 40.3.3) that equates the life of a pregnant woman with that of the foetus. Three thousand artists have signed the petition so far, demanding the repeal of a law that has caused great mismanagement of women’s health care in Ireland and is a violation of international human rights. The aim of the campaign group is to promote national and international awareness of the restrictive reproductive laws of Ireland and to encourage and inspire other groups and activists to use cultural means to promote social change.

 

 

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