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In Georgia, it is legal for doctors to deny women abortion care based on their personal beliefs. This remains the case in remote regions where there is only one clinic.
Abortion is not covered by the national health care system, not even for socially vulnerable people.
Women in Georgia face many challenges in accessing sexual and reproductive health care. For starters, many live in rural communities where job opportunities are limited and poverty is high.
Georgia, a low-middle income country located at the crossroads between western Asia and eastern Europe, has come a long way since gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Tamar (not her real name) was 30 and a mother of two children when she found out she was facing an unintended pregnancy.
Dina was just 15 years old when she married her husband, and 16 years old when she had her first child.
Following years of campaigning and perseverance, a seismic change in public opinion on abortion had taken place. With the 8th amendment now repealed, Ireland’s Government has committed to delivering legislation which legalizes abortion care on a woman’s own indication in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy.
Irish Labour Senator, Ivana Bacik, discusses her involvement in the fight for reproductive freedom in Ireland.
Maeve Taylor, Director of Advocacy and Communications at the Irish Family Planning Association, talks about shifting conversation on abortion care away from the political realm.
Áine Kavanagh, who works as Advocacy and Communications Assistant at the Irish Family Planning Association, talks about being a young person in a rapidly changing Ireland.