Episode 03: In Trouble – Irish Abortions Then And Now

In this Episode of The Eighth, Ciara tells the story of the reality of Irish abortions, and why Ireland will never be an island free of abortion. She speaks with Niall Behan, CEO of the IFPA, who provide counselling to thousands of women who travel every year to the UK for an abortion. She also speaks to Dr Patricia Lohr, Medical Director of BPAS, one of the UK’s largest abortion providers. Ciara draws on research by Professor Cara Delay (Fulbright Fellow 2012-2013, UCD Humanities Institute and Associate Professor History Department, The College of Charleston) and her lecture – ’Noxious Things’: Illegal Abortion Cases in Twentieth-Century Ireland’

Produced by Ciara O’Connor Walsh
Executive Producer: Alan Bennett, HeadStuff
Production assistance from Paddy Walsh and Brian from HeadStuff
Artwork: Eimear Gavin

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