Finn McRedmond: It is cruel to dress birth control up as freedom-enhancing for all women

Liberty must afford women the economic capacity to have children if they want

It ought not be thought radical to suggest women will continue to lack reproductive freedom if the cost of childcare precludes anyone from starting a family.

It ought not be thought radical to suggest women will continue to lack reproductive freedom if the cost of childcare precludes anyone from starting a family.

It came as a surprise to many of my friends in London that contraception will only be made free for women between the ages of 17-25 from August 2022. The incredulous responses I was met with when I raised the news from the budget speaks much to Ireland’s slow pace in the realm of reproductive freedom.

Though of course that is something all too familiar to the women of Ireland, considering the only-recent legalisation of abortion, as just one example.

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