James Waddell

James Waddell is a journalist, writing about books, art and theatre for The Economist and elsewhere. He holds an MPhil in Renaissance Literature from the University of Cambridge, having defected from Oxford, where he read English and edited The Isis. He tweets at @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 […]