Reproductive Rights Policy

    Download the Reproductive Rights Policy Document here.
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    Summary

    • Outright Repeal of the 8th
    • Referendum to be held during April/May to facilitate student voting.
    • Choice in pregnancy and child birth
    • Legislation for free, safe, and legal abortion on both sides of the border.
    • Reproductive services, including contraception and infertility treatment provided free through the health service.
    • Full counselling on contraceptive options.
    • Full support for transgender people during pregnancy.
    • Accessible state-funded childcare facilities in communities and workplaces.
    • All schools, regardless of ethos, mandated to deliver age-appropriate, fully comprehensive sex education at both primary and secondary level.
    • Increase in Parental Leave from 6 to 12 months, to be shared between the parents as they choose.
    • All information provided on education, contraception and abortion should be evidenced based rather than based on religious ethos or practices
    • Improvement in Maternity Services.
    • Economic and social equality-close the gender pay gap; social welfare payments to be restored to their pre-austerity levels; adequate provision for lone parents and their families, for people with disabilities and for children with special needs.
    • Full reproductive rights for people with disabilities.
    • Full separation of church and state, particularly in healthcare and education.