26 May 2018

Ivana Bacik - Legalising abortion in Ireland

From Saturday Morning, 8:13 am on 26 May 2018

Irish senator Ivana Bacik has had a busy week, canvassing and leafleting in favour of the vote to repeal the country's Eighth Amendment - the law that prevents legal abortion in Ireland. It is a fight Bacik has fought since the late 1980s, when she was taken to court by SPUC for providing information on abortion in her role as president of the Trinity College of Dublin's student union. Bacik, who is a Labour Senator in the Seanad (the upper house) of parliament (Oireachtas) is also a qualified barrister, and a senior lecturer and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. She will speak to Kim about the results of the abortion referendum, polling for which will be about to close.