Ivana Bacik (Born 1968) is an Irish politician and academic of Czech, Irish and Jewish extraction. She has been Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College, Dublin Law School since 1996. She is a prominent feminist & proponent of more liberal abortion laws in the Republic of Ireland.
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Worked to repeal Irelands constitutionally protected highly restricted abortion laws. Quote: "[The anti-abortion law] has symbolically portrayed women as vessels, equating our lives to those of the unborn."
Promoted same-sex marriage, stating: "It is not justifiable to deny gay couples the right to marry, just because few societies recognised same-sex marriage until relatively recently, so that marriage was generally thought of as something only engaged in by opposite-sex couples. "
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