A United Nations committee of 18 independent experts has expressed concern about “highly restrictive” abortion laws in a report on Northern Ireland.
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Claire, 25, found out she was expecting nine weeks into her pregnancy. A single mother, she felt it was not the right time to have a baby and flew to the UK with a friend. She had never left Ireland before, … Continued
“Our fervent hope is that the prosecution of the woman who obtained these pills , and the letter that has been signed by more than 200 people who have obtained these medicines leads to a loosening of Northern Ireland’s abortion … Continued
“We are pro-choice and pregnant, pro-choice and parents, pro-choice and grandparents, aunts, uncles, adoptive, step-, and foster parents. We are pro human rights for all people, and by default, pro-child, and pro-family.”
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“This week, we heard from our 2000th person seeking our mix of confidential, practical advice, financial support and accommodation,” the organisation revealed as they published their 2014 annual report.
She says it doesn’t matter that her website is essentially helping them commit a crime, because what they’re doing shouldn’t even be illegal in the first place: “We’re of the opinion that women doing this are always acting within their … Continued
Women DIE without access to safe abortion. They die. But that’s fine, right? She’s just a woman, an incubator for a potential person, who (fingers crossed) will be a boy and not some troublesome mess of womany-ness that might insist on … Continued
This Amnesty report will certainly provide them with an excellent starting point. I may be misjudging it but it does feel as if something is changing in this bleak debate and we may finally face up maturely to this problem.