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How The Yes Was Won

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How The Yes Was Won

Aisling Dolan, Deirdre Kelly, Emma Callaghan, Tara Lonij, Davy Quinlivan

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A podcast about the 8th Amendment. A 10-part podcast series about the history of reproductive rights in Ireland with interviews with those who fought for them, from the 1970s to the present day. Written and edited by Deirdre Kelly and Aisling Dolan. Narrated by Aisling Dolan. Produced by Deirdre Kelly, Aisling Dolan, Emma Callaghan, Tara Lonij, Davy Quinlivan
 
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This episode of How The Yes Was Won is a collection of stories we heard during our interviews that we loved, but just didn't fit in any other episode. We hope you like them as much as we did! Stories are from Mary Ryder, Anne Connolly, Mary Gordon, Mary McDermott, Ursula Barry and Catherine Coffey O'Brien. If you would like to help increase access …
 
In the final episode of How The Yes Was Won, we cover the day of the referendum results. We talk about the mixed emotions from everyone on the day, and the infamous "quiet revolution" quote from Leo Varadkar. We also look at the failures of the current legislation, and how we now need to push for more as it comes up for review. We speak about some …
 
In this episode of How The Yes Was Won, we cover the formation of Together For Yes, the national campaign to organise for a Yes vote in the referendum on Repeal. We spoke to activists involved in the campaign, from head office to canvassers on the ground, and discuss the many ways in which people were excluded from it. We also cover how the Irish M…
 
In this episode of How The Yes Was Won, we cover the rising campaign to demand a referendum to Repeal the 8th from 2012 onwards, and some of the changes that took place in Irish society that helped pave the way for this. More and more Pro-Choice groups were forming around the country, and momentum was building. Links to additional resources are bel…
 
Content Warning: In this episode, we will cover the story of Savita Halappanavar, Miss P and Miss Y. These stories include grotesque medical mistreatment, sexual assault, and death. Listener discretion is advised throughout. In October 2012, just one month after the first March for Choice, Savita Halappanavar died in a Galway hospital after being r…
 
In this episode of How The Yes Was Won, we cover how 20 years on from the referenda following The X Case, there was still no legislation to make it practicable. In 2012, a new generation of activists who had grown up under the 8th Amendment were spurred into action by a campaign of anti-choice posters erected all over the country by Youth Defence. …
 
Content Warning: This episode includes mentions of the sexual assault of a minor. We don't go into detail, but it may be distressing for some listeners, and listener discretion is advised. On this episode of How The Yes Was Won, we cover The X Case, the first real challenge to the 8th Amendment. We cover how this case led to widespread public demon…
 
On this episode we discuss how S.P.U.C weaponised the 8th Amendment to go much farther than Pro-Choice activists had anticipated, bringing legal action against anyone who was giving information out about how to access abortion in the UK and other countries. The only way forward for activists at the time was to set up an anonymous phone line to help…
 
On the second episode of How The Yes Was Won, we spoke with the activists and organisers who mobilised as part of the Anti-Amendment Campaign. This campaign fought to try to prevent the introduction of the 8th Amendment. Their bravery and perseverance is astounding. Additional research notes can be found below if you'd like to do some further readi…
 
In our first episode of How The Yes Was Won, we give context to the introduction of the 8th Amendment by delving in to what was happening in Irish Feminism in the late 70s and early 80s, and the backlash from it. There are links to some additional resources you may be interested in just below. We spoke with Anne Connolly, Mary Gordon, Dr Ursula Bar…
 
One week to go! We are so excited! Starting on May 25th with new episodes Tuesdays and Fridays for five weeks. A podcast about the 8th Amendment. A 10-part podcast series about the history of reproductive rights in Ireland with interviews with those who fought for them, from the 1970s to the present day. Support the show (https://www.asn.org.uk/don…
 
A podcast about the 8th Amendment. A 10-part podcast series about the history of reproductive rights in Ireland with interviews with those who fought for them, from the 1970s to the present day. Episodes on Tuesday and Fridays, coming May 25th! Support the show (https://www.asn.org.uk/donate/)By Aisling Dolan, Deirdre Kelly, Emma Callaghan, Tara Lonij, Davy Quinlivan
 
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