Northern Irish women protesting anti-abortion laws take illegal termination pills in front of police

Northern Irish women protesting anti-abortion laws take illegal termination pills in front of police

Alex Matthews, King Health Correspondent
May 31, 2018

Women protesting Northern Ireland's "medieval" anti-abortion laws have taken illegal termination pills in front of police outside Belfast's main court buildings.

Officers seized the pills and attempted to remove one woman who openly took a tablet which was delivered to protestors by a tiny robot controlled from the Netherlands to circumvent the country's laws.

Continued: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/northern-ireland-abortion-protest-laws-women-pills-police-belfast-a8377506.html

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Women defy authorities by taking abortion pills in Belfast

Women defy authorities by taking abortion pills in Belfast
PSNI tried to remove one of the pro-choice activists but gave up after stand-off

May 31, 2018

Pro-choice campaigners have taken abortion pills outside Northern Ireland’s main court buildings in defiance of the strict laws governing terminations.

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where the procedure is not legal, aside from exceptional cases, and the Republic has voted to allow it in early pregnancy.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-referendum/women-defy-authorities-by-taking-abortion-pills-in-belfast-1.3515120

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DUP says it will not be ‘bullied’ into changing abortion stance

DUP says it will not be ‘bullied’ into changing abortion stance
PSNI reviewing protest footage to determine whether any offences have been committed

May 31, 2018
Amanda Ferguson

The DUP has said Northern Ireland will not be “bullied or bounced” into changing its abortion laws after feminist activists swallowed abortion pills outside Laganside courts in Belfast.

Anti-abortion South Down MLA Jim Wells was speaking on Thursday outside the North’s main court buildings after three pro-choice campaigners took abortion pills in front of the PSNI in defiance of the strict laws governing terminations.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-referendum/dup-says-it-will-not-be-bullied-into-changing-abortion-stance-1.3515508

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Abortion Robots will deliver abortion pills in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Abortion Robots will deliver abortion pills in Belfast, Northern Ireland

May 30, 2018

Abortion robots will deliver abortion pills to women in Belfast, Northern Ireland on May 31 st. With the robot the abortion pills can be supplied to women Northern Ireland without breaking the law because the robot is operated from the Netherlands. A few days ago Ireland has voted to legalise abortion. Northern Ireland cannot continue to violate women's rights.

The action is a collaboration between Women on Waves, Women on Web and ROSA Northern Ireland to call attention to the restrictive abortion laws and the prosecution of women in Northern Ireland.

Continued: https://www.womenonwaves.org/en/page/7085/abortion-robots-will-deliver-abortion-pills-in-belfast--northern-ireland

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A bus is being driven around Ireland to help women have abortions

A bus is being driven around Ireland to help women have abortions

Metro News Reporter for Metro.co.uk
Tuesday 7 Mar 2017 1:39 pm

A group of women are driving a bus around Ireland to help distribute abortion pills.

Under the eighth amendment of Ireland’s constitution, abortion is only legal if a woman’s life is in immediate danger. And using pills to induce miscarriages early in pregnancies is also against the law, as it is in Northern Ireland. Some estimates say 12 women travel to the UK a day for abortions, while three Irish women are said to buy abortion pills online every day.

But campaigners from ROSA (Reproductive rights against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity), are travelling across Ireland to fight for a referendum to repeal the eighth amendment.

Continued at source: Metro: http://metro.co.uk/2017/03/07/a-bus-is-being-driven-around-ireland-to-help-women-have-abortions-6492965/

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This Bus Is Driving Around Ireland To Help Women Access Safe Abortion

This Bus Is Driving Around Ireland To Help Women Access Safe Abortion

ROSA, a reproductive rights group, wants to distribute information about medical abortions and support those facing crisis pregnancies, ahead of International Women’s Day.
posted on Mar. 6, 2017, at 5:52 a.m.
by Laura Silver
BuzzFeed News Reporter

IRELAND – A group of women are driving around Ireland to advocate for abortion rights, as many continue to oppose the country’s highly restrictive laws against the procedure.

The eighth amendment of the constitution of Ireland states the right to life of the unborn is equal to that of the woman, meaning that abortion is illegal unless a woman’s life is seen to be in immediate danger.

ROSA (Reproductive rights against Oppression, Sexism, and Austerity) will drive the “Bus4Repeal” between Dublin, Cork, and Galway between 6 and 8 March as part of ongoing campaigns for a referendum to repeal the eighth amendment.

Continued at source: Buzzfeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurasilver/this-bus-is-driving-around-ireland-to-help-women-access-safe?utm_term=.cgR6J0dmDG#.nmLZGD4xRn

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