THIS MORNING IT emerged that some pro-choice activists in Ireland are threatening to strike should a referendum on abortion not be called in Ireland before 8 March.
The action is being organised by those activists; however it has gained support from a number of groups including Sex Workers Alliance Ireland and the Anti-Racism Network.
The Citizens’ Assembly on abortion is not due to report its findings before June of this year, suggesting that any referendum on the subject of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution is not likely to be on the Government’s agenda before next year.
Likewise, any strike would be unlikely to resemble a more commonplace industrial action – “it could include taking an annual leave day off work, refraining from domestic work for the day, wearing black in solidarity and staging a walkout during your lunch break,” the group in question, Strike 4 Repeal, said in a statement.
But is the notoriously thorny subject of abortion one that people should strike over?
We’re asking: Should people go on strike over abortion in Ireland?