In 2014, an anti-abortion group presented a petition with a million signatures to the European Commission, calling on them to prohibit and end European Union funding for activities which involve the destruction of human embryos (in particular in the fields of research, development aid and public health), including direct or indirect funding of abortion.

IRELAND – Amy Dunne: “I was told I would be done for murder”

Amy Dunne was several months pregnant the week she turned 17, and learned she was carrying a baby with anencephaly, a fatal abnormality. She was given a pseudonym and became the focus of a landmark Irish legal case – and now she is reclaiming her story. Although she was living in foster care, Dunne had looked forward to becoming a mother and building a new life with her boyfriend. Distraught, she shared the news with … Continued

IRELAND – Lights Out: A Sense of Quietness

by Falling Tree Productions A radio programme focusing on the history of the movement to legalise abortion in Ireland and women’s experiences finding abortions. The programme follows a line of connection through four women across two referendums to explore the unexpected consequences of talking about abortion. Starting on live television at a beauty pageant, you will hear from a journalist, a radio producer, the founder of a woman’s clinic and a woman travelling from Ireland … Continued

UNITED KINGDOM – Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology video on the right to safe abortion

RCOG President Prof Lesley Regan “Today is International Safe Abortion Day. At the RCOG we advocate for safe and timely abortion services and support for women across the world. Every woman should have the right to choose what happens to her body.” Watch our video with statements by some of our members from around the world. @RCObsGyn 28 Sep

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