N.Ireland: Abortion rights charity Marie Stopes to shut Belfast clinic

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Abortion rights charity Marie Stopes to shut Belfast clinic
Clinic has been scene of anti-abortion protests since it opened in 2012

Dec 5, 2017
Amanda Ferguson

Marie Stopes UK is closing its independent clinic in Belfast on December 8th, following the British government’s move earlier this year to fund abortions for women from Northern Ireland.

In a statement, it said the decision would enable the charity to “focus its resources so that Northern Irish women can better access funded treatment in England”.

Continued at source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/abortion-rights-charity-marie-stopes-to-shut-belfast-clinic-1.3316902

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London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign Open Meeting Feb 2017

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(posted Dec 19, 2016)
by London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign

Feb 01, 2017
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All are welcome to the second open meeting of the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign (formerly Repeal the 8th London), the London branch of the Abortion Right Campaign which stands in solidarity with the 3,500+ women who travel outside of Ireland to access abortion every year.

The London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign aims to bring together people in London to call for the Repeal of the 8th Amendment from the Irish constitution, and the extension of the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland.

The agenda will be updated closer to the time but we are pleased to announce the following now:

- Speakers:

Ailbhe Smyth, Convenor, Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment; Executive Adviser, YES EQUALITY Campaign; former Head of Women's Studies in UCD will be speaking

Emma Campbell, Chair of Alliance for Choice, a member-based organisation that campaigns for the extension of the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland and abortion rights in NI

Ann Furedi, Chief executive of BPAS, the UK's largest independent abortion provider which has provided abortions to Irish women for a long time. BPAS give preferential rates to women travelling from Ireland for abortion, and recently launched a free telephone aftercare helpline for women in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the Isle of Man who have bought abortion medication online.

- Updates from working groups. Since our first open meeting, we've established 5 working groups (Lobbying, Media/Comms, Partnerships, Fundraising and Protest/Direct Action) who are all busy making plans.

If you missed our first open meeting in November, you can read all about it here: http://www.repealeight.ie/london-meeting/

Lecture Theatre
ARTS TWO

Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

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Source: London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign

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