“The numbers tell you who gave a Northern Irish address, not who was staying with a relative, at a hotel, or gave a fake address,” she said. “The number of people from Northern Ireland seeking our help went up by … Continued
As Theresa May engages in government negotiations with DUP leader Arlene Foster, it’s unlikely the improvement of reproductive rights will be high on the agenda. Foster’s party are the drivers behind Northern Ireland’s excessively punitive abortion laws – and have … Continued
It’s slightly surreal how the main thing that unifies those from Unionist and Republican backgrounds in Precious Life is their idea that forced pregnancy is the best thing for those dealing with an unwanted pregnancy.
“These numbers only tell part of the story,” Mara Clarke, who runs the Abortion Support Network, a UK-based charity which assists women from Ireland and Northern Ireland in accessing abortion, told BuzzFeed News. She said the the number of people … Continued
Mara Clarke, the founder of the Abortion Support Network, a charity that gives financial assistance to women from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to travel to England for treatment, said her organisation had seen a 24% increase in … Continued
Abortion Support Network Press Release 13 June 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Department of Health abortion statistics released as Tory/DUP alliance looms Look beyond the 2016 DoH abortion statistics to the full story of those forced to travel … Continued
But one girl in Ireland was sent to a mental hospital against her will after a doctor said she was at risk for suicide—and she still had to continue the pregnancy.
The DUP is a deeply socially conservative party, and has consistently blocked both the extension of equal marriage to Northern Ireland and the roll-out of the 1967 Abortion Act. While abortion is still criminalised throughout the UK under the 1861 … Continued
I grew up on a council estate. I’m very proud of my background. But it also means that I’ve seen first-hand how the Eighth Amendment has impacted the most vulnerable in Irish society.
The unnamed girl approached her doctor in Ireland for an abortion. She found herself sectioned under the Mental Health Act instead.