To them, we are nothing but vessels

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A young non-Irish woman with limited English and precarious residency status, discovered she was eight weeks pregnant as a result of what the Sunday Times have reported as a “traumatic rape.” Due to her legal status in Ireland she could not freely travel abroad in order to access an abortion so immediately applied to have a termination in Ireland under the new legislation, stating that she was suicidal at the prospect of carrying the foetus to term. Like Savita Halappanavar and Bimbo Onanuga, she is another woman from outside of Ireland who has been completely failed by the Irish medical system.

Three doctors declared that the woman was suicidal under the panel formed under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act in January. The legislation states that medical practitioners may authorise an abortion where “there is a real and substantial risk of loss of the pregnant woman’s life from…

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One thought on “To them, we are nothing but vessels

  1. That we are just vessels for breeding is repeated over and over again in the patriarchal code. The basic model comes from “stud & mare” from which “pastor” is made: it’s the PASTORAL model of breeding animals! She’s an animal to be bred. He’s a man!

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