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dc.contributor.authorO’Shaughnessy, Aideen Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-22T18:00:13Z
dc.date.available2022-05-22T18:00:13Z
dc.date.issued2022-05
dc.identifier.issn1350-5068
dc.identifier.other10.1177_13505068211040999
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/337381
dc.description.abstract<jats:p> In March 2018, the Irish government confirmed that a referendum would be held on 25 May, allowing for the Irish public to vote on the legalisation of abortion. The same month, Together for Yes – the national civil society campaign advocating for a ‘Yes’ vote in the referendum – was launched. This article draws upon findings from 27 in-depth interviews conducted in December 2019 and January 2020 with Irish abortion activists, to explore the moral and emotional construction of abortion within the ‘Yes’ campaign. This research suggests that the ‘Yes’ campaign, which secured 66% of the votes cast in the referendum, framed abortion as a negative affective object and constructed the moral permissibility of abortion along rather conservative lines. Data from the first year of abortion provision in the Republic of Ireland reveals that abortion seekers still face huge obstacles in accessing services in the State. The legislation introduced in January 2019 allows abortion on request only until 12 weeks, whilst issues remain in relation to the refusal of care. This article, therefore, concludes that by framing abortion in conservative terms, the pro-choice campaign has not yet succeeded in destigmatising abortion in Ireland – an issue now translated into limited legislation and inadequate provision of services. </jats:p>
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.subjectArticles
dc.subjectAbortion
dc.subjectIreland
dc.subjectpro-choice
dc.subjectreproductive justice
dc.subjectmorality
dc.subjectpostcolonialism
dc.titleTriumph and concession? The moral and emotional construction of Ireland's campaign for abortion rights
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-05-22T18:00:13Z
prism.endingPage249
prism.issueIdentifier2
prism.publicationNameEuropean Journal of Women's Studies
prism.startingPage233
prism.volume29
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.84795
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/13505068211040999
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-09-13
dc.contributor.orcidO’Shaughnessy, Aideen Catherine [0000-0001-8289-2433]
dc.identifier.eissn1461-7420
pubs.funder-project-idEconomic and Social Research Council (ES/J500033/1)
pubs.funder-project-idCambridge Trust (10465434)
cam.issuedOnline2021-09-13
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2021-09-13
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2021-09-13


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