We have been pretty quiet here at the Cork Women's Right to Choose Group blog for the last long while - but we have been very active in and around Cork.
In summer 2012 we affiliated to the newly formed Pro-Choice Alliance Cork, an umbrella group connecting people and associations in Cork who are committed to securing abortion rights for women in Ireland.
This organisation was behind the Cork based vigil marking the passing of Savita Halappanavar at the Cork Opera House...
....as well as a demonstration the following week demanding change to our laws - once and for all.
Then in December we then held a public meeting at the Metropole hotel with speakers Clare Daly, TD with the United Left Alliance, Mary Favier of Doctors of Choice, and Clare Murray a law lecturer at UCC. We had a fantastic turnout and learned loads.
You can check out the new Pro-Choice alliance website at www.prochoicecork.weebly.com
Finally, later in December 2012 sent delegates to the Dublin meeting at which a new national campaigning alliance was formed. The national campaign website has been launched, at www.abortionrightscampaign.ie, and we are excited to be taking part right NOW in 10 days of action March 1st - 10th, 2013
Stay tuned for more!