Abortion pill train

 

Action of ROSA group frames work of Women on Web within Irish history

Rosa women on web action Ireland

On October 24 th, 2014, the 2 years anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar, activists from the ROSA group traveled to Northern Ireland to collect the medical abortions  that were send to them and carried them back to Dublin where they publicly swallowed the abortion pill. The women were recreating the landmark contraceptive train of the 1970s, when a group of feminists travelled on the Enterprise express train to Belfast to buy condoms and challenged the Irish state to arrest them.

The action was widely covered in the press:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/28/irish-politician-abortion-pill-dublin-republic-socialist-td-ruth-coppinger-pro-choice-activists-mari

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/video/irish-campaigners-board-39-abortion-165623487.html

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/irish-politician-to-take-abortion-pill-from-belfast-in-prochoice-demonstration-30699565.html

http://www.thejournal.ie/belfast-abortion-pills-activists-1748726-Oct2014/

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/Death-anniversary-of-Savita-Halappanavar-Irish-activists-pop-abortion-pills-defy-ban/articleshow/44964014.cms

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/pro-choice-activists-swallow-abortion-pills-after-rail-journey-1.1979576

http://www.thejournal.ie/abortion-pills-2-1750266-Oct2014/

http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/1028/655394-abortion/

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/abortion-ban-a-bitter-pill-to-swallow-say-campaigners-30701424.html

http://www.herald.ie/news/seek-help-if-abortion-pill-leads-to-issues-top-doctor-30701137.html

http://www.independent.ie/tablet/news/medics-warn-of-dangers-as-1000-abortion-pills-seized-this-year-30697579.html

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/colette-browne/an-inconvenient-truth-about-abortion-in-ireland-30697574.html 

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/marie-stopes-clinic-in-belfast-says-it-does-not-supply-pills-for-abortion-30701230.htm