Welcome to the 21st Century: How the Collapse of Stormont Paved the Way for Change

Jessica-Neve Smyth, Inkpot Editor. At midnight on the 21st October 2019, history was made in Northern Ireland. The move to decriminalise abortion and legalise same-sex marriage took place as a result of the failure to restore NI Assembly at Stormont. There have been cries of praise as the country has stepped out of the ‘darkContinue reading “Welcome to the 21st Century: How the Collapse of Stormont Paved the Way for Change”

Anti-Choice Film Unplanned Screened in NI

Emma Kelly, Contributor. Contributor Emma Kelly discusses the reaction to controversial film Unplanned in light of the pro-choice movement in NI. A landmark judgment was announced earlier today, in which Mrs Justice Siobhan Keegan ruled that the current Northern Ireland abortion laws were incompatible with the European Convention of Human Rights as they did notContinue reading “Anti-Choice Film Unplanned Screened in NI”

A City Divided: Greeting Northern Ireland’s First Private Abortion Clinic

BY TARA MCEVOY On a rainy and otherwise unremarkable day in Belfast, one of the most polarising debates in recent memory is forcing people onto the streets in respective manifestations of outrage and support. Just beyond Royal Avenue, awash with shoppers and those popping out for a bite to eat, a protest is brewing –Continue reading “A City Divided: Greeting Northern Ireland’s First Private Abortion Clinic”