“Any person who can get an abortion in Ireland without having to get on a plane or a boat is a victory, but this law is going to leave a lot of people behind,” Clarke told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Although terminations, including the mandatory two doctor’s appointments, are free for women from the Republic, the Health Service Executive (HSE) said northern women will have to pay.
A hold up to the Abortion Reform Bill is being blamed on the increased workload currently on the UK’s civil service because of the country’s planned departure from the European Union.
Despite the majority of voters saying “yes” to legal abortion in a historic referendum in May, women in Ireland are still having to travel across borders to terminate their unwanted pregnancies. “We get called saying, ‘I thought it was settled’,” … Continued
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“We shouldn’t have to do admin. We shouldn’t have to travel or book flights or look for hotels. We had a month having to figure out what the hell to do in terms of just the logistics of it all, … Continued
“You didn’t want to become the face of a movement; you wanted a procedure that would have saved your life,” Watson wrote.
We give £5 from every t-shirt or sweater sold from the Resistance Mama range to them, and will continue to do until they no longer need to exist.” Stacey’s feminist philosophy also extends to how her products are made. “We … Continued
“This is a mother who has been treated like a common criminal for helping her daughter source medication that is prescribed free on the NHS in every other part of the UK.”
“We exist because ‘I can’t afford an abortion’ shouldn’t be the only reason somebody becomes a parent,” Clarke says. “We do this because we know that criminalising abortion doesn’t stop it – it just means that only women with money … Continued