Episode 6: Never Again

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By Aisling Dolan, Deirdre Kelly, Emma Callaghan, Tara Lonij, Davy Quinlivan, Aisling Dolan, Deirdre Kelly, Emma Callaghan, Tara Lonij, and Davy Quinlivan. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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 refused an abortion. Her story forever changed the conversation around abortion access in Ireland. In this episode, we will talk about her and the other stories that became public around this time, highlighting the barbarity of the 8th Amendment. We also cover the introduction of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, and how it's obvious failures only served to make activists more determined to Repeal the 8th. Links to additional resources are below.
We spoke with Emily Waszak, Alison Spillane, Maeve Taylor, Eddie Conlon for this episode.
If you would like to help increase access to abortion in Ireland and elsewhere, please consider donating to the Abortion Support Network.

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Dublin remembers Savita with a 'Never Again' march, The Hindu, 18 November 2012
Thousands march in Dublin over abortion rights, The Guardian 17 November 2012
Savita Halappanavar - Irish embassy protest over death, BBC, 16 November 2012
Abortion Rights Campaign archive entries for PLDPA
UN: Irish abortion law treats women as 'vessels', Irish Examiner 16 July 2014

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

Music: A Dream

Written By Jessie Marie Villa, Matthew Wigton

Performed By Jessie Villa

Produced ByJessie Villa

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Logo: designed by Fintan Wall, featuring Maser's Repeal heart

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