Ireland – Calls for clarity on whether abortion an ‘urgent’ medical service

Advocacy group says confusion over travel rights causing upset at distressing time

May 2, 2021

Kitty Holland, Social Affairs Correspondent

Women travelling abroad for abortion services
are facing increased costs and delays, and are being refused permission to
board flights amid confusion over their travel rights during the pandemic, an
advocacy group has said.

The Abortion Support Network (ASN), a London-based charity supporting women
travelling for abortion services, is calling for “clarity” from the Department
of Health as to whether abortion is an “urgent” medical service under the
Covid-19 travel regulations.