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Ireland – Women should have option of abortion in event of rape or incest, group claims

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Women should have option of abortion in event of rape or incest, group claims
Removing Eighth Amendment will reduce shame associated with being victim of sexual assault, says Together for Yes

Apr 6, 2018
Sarah Bardon

Women should be given the option to terminate their pregnancies if they are the victim of rape or incest, the Together for Yes campaign has said.

Maeve Eogan, medical director of the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) at Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital, said women who conceive as a result of sexual violence currently have two options available to them - to travel abroad or to continue with their pregnancy.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/women-should-have-option-of-abortion-in-event-of-rape-or-incest-group-claims-1.3452054