This book is not an account of the experience of abortion seekers by the women themselves – we still wait to hear them speak out in their own names. However, an equally important part of this hidden story is told here by London-Irish women who supported many such individuals before, during, and after their lonely, and often frightening journey ‘across the water’.
It is also a record of their campaigns for a change in the law in both parts of the island. The supporters and campaigners were members of the Irish Women’s Abortion Support Group (IWASG) and the Irish Abortion Solidarity Campaign (Iasc).
The book is a testament to their tireless work, over a twenty year period from the early 1980s, much of which was conducted undercover. In offering new first-hand evidence of such activities, this oral history presents a vivid and timely contribution to debates about the Irish feminist movement in Britain in the late twentieth century.
Author: Ann Rossiter. ISBN: 978095617850-3 Price: £8 plus £1.50 p&p