Monday 24 April 2017

Creating a safe space to talk about abortion issue

At Electric Picnic, Amnesty held a debate about abortion and Carol Hunt was happy to join in

At Electric Picnic, Amnesty held a debate about abortion
At Electric Picnic, Amnesty held a debate about abortion
Carol Hunt

Carol Hunt

Can we make jokes about abortion? It's something myself and comedian writer and woman of many other talents, Tara Flynn, discussed earlier last week. Last night, an audience at the Electric Picnic were treated to a comedy piece by Tara, entitled Judge, Jury and Obstetrician. It was a provocative look at our medieval abortion laws, followed by a discussion about Irish women My Body. My Rights.

Colm O'Gorman of Amnesty Ireland chaired and I was very happy to join him and Tara on the panel.

We wanted to discuss, in a safe space, why is it that thousands upon thousands of Irish women have been shamed into self-censorship; into a corrosive silence.

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