The overturning of the Irish abortion ban in 2018 stands as one of the most remarkable political events of recent times. The campaign to repeal the 8th amendment succeeded not only in overcoming centuries of religious and patriarchal dogma, but in transforming Irish society itself.
After Repeal explores both the campaign and the implications of the referendum result for politics, identity and culture today. Bringing together a range of international perspectives the collection transcends geographical and disciplinary boundaries while exploring such themes as electoral geographies, the politics of abortion pills, religion and resistances to reproductive rights, and social change. Crucially After Repeal looks beyond the Irish context and to the future, offering unique insight into the wider struggle for reproductive justice around the world.