A reproductive justice approach to abortion access and provision in Ireland after the Eighth Amendment
The Boolean, University College Cork
In this paper, I draw on ongoing ethnographic research on abortion care in Ireland. My research follows a reproductive justice framework to inquire whether pregnant people have the means and the accessibility to abortion care, and whether providers have the means to provide abortion care. I argue that my approach provides an innovative way of examining reproductive justice in Ireland through a feminist and intersectional lens. Moving away from the moral framing of abortion which has dominated the public construction of the issue in Ireland to date, the reframing of abortion as a reproductive justice opens up opportunities for a more balanced consideration of abortion provision as policy, practice and lived experience for both service users and service providers.
Reproductive justice , Abortion , Reproductive governance , Intersectionality , Ethnography
Waltz, C. (2022) 'A reproductive justice approach to abortion access and provision in Ireland after the Eighth Amendment', The Boolean: Snapshots of Doctoral Research at University College Cork, VI(1), pp. 184-190. doi: 10.33178/boolean.2022.1.30