Northern Ireland cannot be left behind with abortion ban, says campigner
‘It must not be forgotten that us women in Northern Ireland are still persecuted by a Victorian-era abortion ban’
May 26, 2018
Amanda Ferguson in Belfast
Amnesty International has called on the British government to act over Northern Ireland’s “Victorian-era abortion ban” following the referendum in the Republic.
It’s campaign manager in the North Grainne Teggart said the British government can “no longer turn a blind eye and deny us equality”.
“We cannot be left behind in a corner of the UK and on the island of Ireland as second-class citizens,” she said.