Migrant women ‘disproportionately affected’ by Eighth Amendment

Migrant women ‘disproportionately affected’ by Eighth Amendment
Refugee support groups call for Repeal of the Eighth to protect rights of migrant women

April 29, 2018
Sorcha Pollak

Migrant women, including women seeking asylum, are “disproportionately and adversely affected” by the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, refugee support groups have said.

Women who are asylum-seekers, refugees, undocumented or victims of trafficking and who do not have the right to travel freely between Ireland and the UK or mainland Europe currently face a unique set of legal and financial barriers when it comes to accessing abortion services, the Immigrant Council of Ireland, the Irish Refugee Council, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre (NASC) and Doras Luimní have warned.

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