James Waddell

James Waddell did a BA in English at Oxford, and an MPhil in Renaissance Literature at Cambridge. He now writes about books, art and theatre for The Economist, and tweets @james_waddell.

‘Crossing’: A new film portrays the harsh journey for a safe abortion

  Today, Irish voters go to the polls to vote in a referendum that could end the country’s constitutional ban on abortion. Every day, at least 10 women and girls are forced to travel from Ireland to England to access a safe and legal procedure. The cost, stigma, and stress of the journey across the Irish sea can make it a gruelling experience, adding to the complexities of terminating a […]