IRELAND – Safe Access Zones are vital

Irish Labour Senator and Oireachtas Health Committee Member Annie Hoey has welcomed the belated decision of Government to implement legislation to safeguard women attending abortion services. She said: “Almost five years have passed since the public voted for compassion in a crisis, and for the last five years, many women attending abortion services have had to put up with abhorrent abuse outside GPs, clinics and hospitals. It’s welcome that Government have finally moved to protect women at their most vulnerable, [and]…put in place a safeguarding framework.”

SOURCE: Labour Ireland, by Annie Hoey, 27 June 2023