Following the news that Ireland will hold a referendum in May, pro-choice collective Room for Rebellion have announced a string of parties on 23 March, calling for a repeal of the 8th Amendment.
Enlisting the likes of Solid Blake, Violet, Moxie, Object Blue, Aurora and more for deck duties, the collective’s triple event will be held at London’s The Yard, Dublin’s Jigsaw and Belfast’s Black Box.
The referendum was announced by Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in January. Currently, the 8th Amendment within the Irish constitution holds a ban on abortions. As a consequence, women who’ve sought after, or participated in, methods of abortion have been prosecuted and jailed. In October 2012, Savita Halappanavar died from pregnancy complications after being refused an abortion at Galway hospital, in Ireland. Staff at the hospital stated that the refusal was due to Ireland being “a Catholic country”.
In a press release, Room for Rebellion call for Ireland “to remove the restraints of the church and the patriarchy from our bodies”.
All proceeds raised by Room for Rebellion will help fund the fight for abortion rights in Ireland.
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