2 Irish women live-tweet their journey for an abortion in Britain

@TwoWomenTravel #twowomentravel @EndaKennyTD 10:09 AM - 21 Aug 2016

New York Times, WITW Staff

Banned from receiving an abortion in Ireland, a woman — together with her friend — has tweeted about their journey to Britain on Saturday under the handle Two Women Travel. “Two women, one procedure, 48 hours away from home,” is how they described their mission, while remaining anonymous. The woman seeking the procedure is among the more than 3,000 women who travel to the U.K. from Ireland annually for abortions.

The women’s posts all tagged Irish prime minister Enda Kenny, who supports the country’s strict abortion laws, with the exception of cases where the woman’s life is at risk. The overwhelmingly majority Catholic nation has the strictest ban in all of the European Union.

After the procedure to terminate the pregnancy, the women thanked their supporters: “Our love to you all. @EndaKennyTD failed us. You did not.”

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Source: New York Times