IRELAND: Abortion Rights Campaign

5th Annual March for Choice, Dublin, 24 September with solidarity events in the UK, Belgium, Australia, France, Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada, Cambodia and Sweden. + ROSA – for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity – Rally in Cork, 21 September, and … Continued

NETHERLANDS: Women Help Women

Women Help Women, an international group linking activists, organisations and researchers around the world to increase the availability of reproductive health choices, is collecting statements from women around the globe about why they risk imprisonment to help women access the … Continued

Short reports from Russia, Macedonia, Georgia, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man

Read these short reports on abortion law and policy in Russia, Macedonia, Georgia, Northern Ireland, and the Isle of Man. They cover abortion research and judicial review, reported by a number of abortion reights groups and news outlets.

Abortion law reform in the NI assembly faces delays, but two prosecutions in the courts going ahead

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The Belfast Telegraph apparently always talks about medical abortion pills as “poison” in articles about these prosecutions, using the outdated terminology in the 1861 Offences against the Person Act, the antiquated law under which all the prosecutions are taking place. In fact the pills are on the WHO Essential Medicines List. The Northern Ireland Alliance for Choice has written to the newspaper many times to protest this misnomer but they still use it. The law itself is also still being used to prosecute women across the UK and in many former British colonies, where it also remains on the statute books.

Irish Citizens’ Assembly deluged with views on Constitutional reform and has a very wide range of views itself

In mid-2016, a Citizens’ Assembly was initiated by the Irish Government to consider the views of the country on the future of the eighth amendment to the Constitution, which gives equal right to life to an embryo/fetus as to the woman carrying it. On 8 January, the Irish Times reports that the group discussed for the first time what their eventual recommendations on possible changes to the law might look like.

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