The New Way People In Northern Ireland Are Campaigning For Abortion Reform

The New Way People In Northern Ireland Are Campaigning For Abortion Reform

Nick Levine
1 September 2018

The dire need for abortion reform in Northern Ireland has become even more pressing since Ireland's historic vote to overturn its abortion ban in May. Pro-choice campaigners say women in Ulster are now treated as "second-class citizens" next to women in Ireland as well as women in the rest of the UK.

It's not difficult to grasp their point. While women in England will soon be able to take an abortion pill at home, and women in Scotland and Wales already can, women in Northern Ireland still face a life sentence for having an abortion.

Continued; https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2018/09/208853/pennypost-alliance-for-choice

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The situation in Northern Ireland constitutes violence against women – CEDAW Inquiry

The situation in Northern Ireland constitutes violence against women - CEDAW Inquiry
Feb 23, 2018

CEDAW Finds Human Rights Breaches by UK Government
Report on inquiry welcomed by Alliance for Choice

The UK violates the rights of women in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting their access to abortion, a UN expert committee has found.

Alliance for Choice are interested to note that the CEDAW Inquiry report has been published today. Emma Campbell Co-Chair says,
"We want to make humble thanks to the incredible women who bravely gave their testimonies to the CEDAW committee. Alliance for Choice, along with the Family Planning Association and NIWEP, feel vindicated in the report's findings on the many Human Rights breaches occurring daily due to the political lack of will in both Stormont and Westminster. We hope that the UK government will now recognise its responsibility to women in NI and legislate to implement the Committee's recommendations.

Continued: http://www.alliance4choice.com/news/2018/2/the-situation-in-northern-ireland-constitutes-violence-against-women-cedaw-inquiry

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

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

(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

GOOGLE MAPS: http://bit.ly/2fcFNXd
Source: London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign

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