Most of Northern Ireland strongly backs abortion law reform, survey finds
Three in four people back legal abortions for women pregnant through rape or incest and in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities
Henry McDonald Ireland correspondent
Friday 16 June 2017
A large majority of Northern Ireland’s population are in favour of reforming the region’s strict anti-abortion laws and back legal terminations for women made pregnant through sexual violence, a new survey has found.
Nearly 80% of the public in the region believe abortion should be legal when a woman has become pregnant as a result of rape or incest, according to the latest Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey.
Continued at source: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/16/northern-ireland-strongly-backs-abortion-law-reform-survey
“Nothing Will Stop Abortions”: Campaigners Fear Northern Ireland Pill Crackdown Will Endanger Women
“More women are going to suffer in silence and fear,” Helen Crickard, a Belfast-based abortion rights campaigner whose workplace was raided by police, told BuzzFeed News.
posted on Mar. 16, 2017
BuzzFeed News Reporter
Vulnerable women will be left to “suffer in silence and fear” following a police crackdown on the illegal purchase of abortion pills in Northern Ireland, campaigners have said.
On International Women’s Day, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) carried out a series of raids at addresses in Belfast – including the workplace of an artist involved with abortion rights campaigning – in connection with the alleged illegal purchasing of prescription medication online.
Continued at source: Buzzfeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurasilver/a-crackdown-on-abortion-pills-in-northern-ireland-endangers?utm_term=.ebwXk7NnQ5#.fr7Ga4nJQx
Abortion pills ordered online seized by PSNI
March 12 2017, The Sunday Times
Authorities in Northern Ireland have launched a crackdown on abortion pills being ordered online.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) raided two addresses in Belfast, and had a warrant to confiscate the phone and laptop of a person at one of the premises.
Continued at source: The Times: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/abortion-pills-ordered-online-seized-by-psni-6g2t0zq58?shareToken=fb6cc6e18b0476d76814038cbfe53b11
Alliance for Choice, March 12, 2017
ALL political parties in Northern Ireland expressed will to decriminalise women seeking abortion in the recent election period and yet the PSNI and PPS continue to pursue and prosecute people seeking abortion or people helping others to seek abortion. This has been reinforced by raids by the PSNI which have taken place over the past week, which this latest video addresses.
If you are outraged by this situation, share far and wide and contact your newly elected MLAs and your constituency MP to demand support for the vote on the Westminster bill on Monday 13th March to #trustwomen.
Source: Alliance for Choice: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1007721389361986&id=683223451811783&_rdr