Finally the injustice of Northern Ireland’s abortion laws is being recognised – Theresa May must end this gross violation of women's rights
Theresa May is a self-proclaimed feminist, yet she is the one who got into bed with the DUP – which is vocal about its opposition to women accessing abortions – in order to keep hold of her job as prime minister
May 28, 2018
On Friday, the Republic of Ireland overwhelmingly voted to repeal the eighth amendment to its constitution, which prevented abortion in almost all cases, meaning that women in Ireland were forced to carry unwanted pregnancies to term, often to the detriment of their health and even threatening their lives. There is no doubt this is a huge success for pro-choice activists the world over.
But before the dust had settled, the focus had shifted to Northern Ireland as now within Europe only Malta, San Marino and the Vatican have more draconian laws than part of the United Kingdom.