Karen, a law student from a small town in rural Ireland, traveled for hours to get to London to have a secret abortion. The procedure is illegal in her own country, so she lied to her family and friends — … Continued
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“This is our actual human rights. This is our health care,” she says. “This is so important.”
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Just after Christmas, a woman needed a last-minute place to stay. I picked her up from the station, tried to get her to eat some dinner, provided her with a warm room for the night and then took her to … Continued
With Ireland soon holding a referendum on abortion; Sputnik spoke with Mara Clarke; Founder of the Abortion Support Network to get her views on the issue.
The move has been welcomed, however, by the Abortion Support Network, an organisation that offers financial assistance and accommodation to women travelling from Northern Ireland for an abortion.
“There are so many contacting us because more people know about us. Is the need growing? I don’t know. We heard from 801 [last year] but we only fund about 25 per cent of those who contact us. But we … Continued
“We’re continuing to answer calls, provide information and fund abortions for people in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man who need them. “We’re going to wait and see what happens but – whatever the outcome – we are … Continued
Updated March 2018 It’s completely official now 100% in place – people resident in Northern Ireland can have free abortions in England. This super amazing news was so incredible that we joined with the London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign, Alliance … Continued
Mara Clarke from the Abortion Support Network, said that the move by Scotland was a welcome one, but only a “sticking plaster” in the absence of “free, safe and legal abortions in Northern Ireland”. She said: “Any place that women … Continued