How powerful conversations won abortion rights in Ireland

Campaigning, Insights

In Ireland on May 25, 2018, the Yes campaign to repeal the nation’s 8th Amendment abortion ban won after receiving nearly two-thirds of the over 2.1 million votes cast. The victory resulted in part from people across the country having hard conversations about abortion. Let’s take a look at how the campaign helped start and support the tough talks needed to shift perceptions about deeply held values. Help people start conversations: provide training, incentives and volunteer support. Focus on your values (not opposition framing) to open up room for conversation. It takes just one powerful story to guide a...

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