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Survey finds 20% of women in Ireland who have had an abortion feel they weren’t treated with dignity and respect

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A new survey carried out by the Abortion Rights Campaign found that more than a fifth of women who had an abortion since the repeal of the 8th Amendment felt they weren’t treated with dignity and respect by providers, with some experiencing racism and judgement from staff.

ARC’s research – “Too Many Barriers: Experiences of Abortion in Ireland after Repeal” – was published on 22 September, and highlighted a number of barriers to abortion access in Ireland since 2018.

Mara Clarke of the Abortion Support Network, said those from marginalised backgrounds are particularly susceptible to falling through the cracks of the services, including homeless people, people in direct provision, and members of the Traveller community. 

Read the full article on the Irish Examiner