Contraceptive Train

On this day in 1971 members of the Irish Women's Liberation Movement travel to Belfast by train to buy contraceptives as a protest against the law which forbids the importation and sale of contraceptives in the Republic of Ireland.

This is the story of Irish women who defied Irish law to bring contraceptives to the Republic of Ireland and marks a landmark moment in the Irish women's movement.

The report includes an interview with Pat Ledwith about purchasing the contraceptives and bringing them through customs. Nell McCafferty can be spotted briefly in the crowd.

A report from RTÉ news broadcast on 22 May 1971.

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