A Real Chance to #RepealThe8th! w/ @MaraClarke of @AbortionSupport — #KatieSpeakShow Ep127 3/31/2018

In brief: The outstanding Mara Clarke rejoins the show from across the pond where she is — what else? — super busy helping those in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland access abortion elsewhere in the UK. Elsewhere, where it’s legal. As she lays out the context and reality on the ground, underneath her words is a new optimism I haven’t heard from her before. It’s because at the end of May, the Irish people (including ex-pats if you can get back!) are voting to Repeal the 8th Amendment and pave the way for accessible abortion. Also, find out how you — yes, YOU! — can help the campaign!

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Enhanced audio: A Real Chance to #RepealThe8th! w/ @MaraClarke of @AbortionSupport — #KatieSpeakShow Ep127 3/31/2018

Links to on-air references:

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


“Meet the American helping Irish women get abortions” at CBSNews.com

“Report on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2016” via Gov.UK

”Citizens’ Assembly Information”

Ireland vs Texas — Mapfights

Women on Web — where you go for self-induction information

Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services — Ireland

Parents For Choice


Follow my guests…

Mara Clarke: personal twitter; Abortion Support Network Twitter; website

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