On 24 October, the UK Supreme Court began a three-day hearing on an application from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, which argues that criminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland in the case of rape, incest and serious … Continued
One fifth of workers have had “direct experience of abortion”, according to a survey conducted by researchers at Ulster University. The study, in which more than 3,000 union members in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland participated, highlights … Continued
At the end of July, three anti-abortion groups planned to display huge pictures of mangled babies at events on Dame Street in Dublin, and at Belfast and Manchester airports. The groups were refused permission by the authorities to do … Continued
The anti-abortion movement may have coined a new slogan (Both Lives Matter) off the back of the US movement against racism and police brutality, called Black Lives Matter, but it is not a new concept for them. In fact, … Continued
This blog is an analysis of the international legal issues involved in the decision of the UK Supreme Court not to require the UK Secretary of State for Health to provide abortions on the National Health Service to Northern Irish … Continued
Meanings of abortion in society are constructed within sociohistorical and gendered spaces and manifested through myriad discourses that impact on the perception and treatment of the issue in that society. In societies with powerful oppressive anti-abortion norms, such as Northern Ireland, little is known as to how these norms are resisted by the adult population. This study uses a Foucauldian feminist approach to show how resistance to religious and patriarchal norms can be fostered through adult community abortion education. This resistance is multi-faceted and bolstered by a lived experience discourse, which does not necessarily involve eschewing religious notions held within society.
A Campaign member recently wrote: “I’m on Northern Ireland’s biggest talk radio programme tomorrow morning to respond to a campaign that has been launched here. Could anyone give me any advice on how to talk about how this idea stigmatises??” … Continued
Women’s Link is suing the Health Department on behalf of “Ana”, a woman who was denied information by the Health Department about a serious fetal condition for almost six weeks during her pregnancy. She also faced discrimination in the Santa … Continued
Moves to criminalise people in Northern Ireland for buying abortion pills alongside a bill to decriminalise abortion in England & Wales A bill was introduced in the UK Parliament in London on 13 March that would decriminalise abortion up to … Continued
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.