Irish abortion law, once again, used to violate a woman’s human rights, says UN Human Rights Committee

The UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) has told the Irish State to pay compensation and provide psychological treatment to a woman who had to travel to Britain in 2010 for an abortion after she received a diagnosis of a fatal fetal anomaly. They also reiterated Ireland needs to prevent similar violations of women’s rights by changing its laws on abortion. Minister for Health Simon Harris said the decision was being reviewed by his officials and … Continued

The full story of those forced to travel from Ireland and the Isle of Man to England for abortions

  The 2016 abortion statistics published by the Department of Health this week show minimal differences in the numbers of women travelling to access a safe, legal abortion in England, and showing a slight decrease in the number of women travelling from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. However, these numbers do not reflect the thousands of women from these islands who are accessing abortion pills from the internet instead … Continued

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