Woman tweets her journey from Northern Ireland to Liverpool to have an abortion after she was told her baby won’t survive
Tuesday 23 Oct 2018
A woman has tweeted the story of her heartbreaking journey from Northern Ireland to get an abortion in Liverpool after doctors told her that her baby has a rare birth defect that means it would die soon after birth.
Abortion is illegal in Northern Ireland, except when there is a ‘real and serious’ physical or mental health risk to the mother. There are no exceptions for cases of fatal foetal abnormality, meaning mothers must carry their baby to full-term and give birth, even if they know it will not survive.
We stand in solidarity with all women exiled by @EndaKennyTD, his predecessors, his apologists. #twowomentravel
Ireland's abortion ban forces thousands of women to travel to England every year
by Charlotte England
Aug 20, 2016
An Irish women who is live-tweeting her journey to England to have an abortion has attacked premier Enda Kenny for forcing women to go into "exile".
The woman and a friend who is travelling with her said they “stand in solidarity” with other women from Ireland who have had to make the trip.
The women launched the Twitter feed at 5am on Saturday morning, shortly before making a "chilly" dawn journey to board a 6.30am flight across the Irish sea.
They described it as an account of “two women, one procedure, 48 hours away from home". [hashtag: #TwoWomenTravel]
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Source: The Independent