Both the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) and Amnesty International Ireland say woman and girls must feel confident they will not be reported to the police if they present at an emergency department having used abortion pills. There are currently no guidelines in this jurisdiction, but nor is there any legal obligation on clinicians to report a woman or girl they suspect of using the abortion pills.
1) Belfast, NI: protest outside the Public Prosecution Service/Royal Courts of Justice, Lower Chichester Street, Thursday 7 April, 5.30-6.30pm, city centre. Hashtags: #notacriminal ; #trustwomen A statement about Poland will be read out here. 2) Derry, NI: No More Prosecutions, Drop the Charges, protest Saturday 9 April, 2pm, Newmarket Street steps (outside Richmond Centre). 3) London: West End Central Police Station, 27 Savile Row, London W1, 9 April, 1pm. Pro-choice supporters will be ‘handing themselves … Continued
A new guidance for health and social care professionals has been published in Northern Ireland to provide clarity on the framing of the law on abortion. The guidance does not change the law, but does interpret it differently from in the past.
This year, for the second year in a row, feminist and human rights organisations in the UK have organised the Festival of Choice in London from 22 to 28 September. The Festival of Choice aims to raise awareness of threats to reproductive rights and the plight of women and girls who do not have access to safe and legal abortion in countries around the world. The Festival of Choice also wishes to celebrate solidarity and … Continued
Maternal and reproductive health is high on the international development agenda as critical to address in order to improve the rates of maternal mortality and morbidity in many developing countries. Maternal health and reproductive rights are intertwined, especially women’s rights to control their fertility and to choose when to become pregnant. But reproductive rights are very contentious in many countries in Latin America, in particular access to contraception and the termination of pregnancies. In this … Continued