Pro-choice campaigners target North’s abortion laws

Pro-choice campaigners target North’s abortion laws
Women’s rights activists confident 2019 will see North’s restrictive regime reformed

Mon, Jan 7, 2019
Amanda Ferguson Belfast

Ashleigh Topley was devastated to learn at her 20-week scan that her baby had a fatal foetal abnormality and “would never take a breath”.

“Being denied a termination and then being forced to endure 15 weeks of willing my much-wanted daughter’s heart to stop and waiting for the pregnancy to end naturally can only be described as torture,” she says.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/pro-choice-campaigners-target-north-s-abortion-laws-1.3749396

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Northern Ireland cannot be left behind with abortion ban, says campigner

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.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-referendum/northern-ireland-cannot-be-left-behind-with-abortion-ban-says-campigner-1.3509958

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