Amnesty welcomes Welsh Government commitment to abortion funding for women from Northern Ireland
“It is deeply ironic that every government in the UK has now pledged to address the injustice facing women from Northern Ireland, except the failed administration at Stormont” – Patrick Corrigan
Responding to news that the Welsh Government has agreed to fund abortions in Wales for women and girls from Northern Ireland, Patrick Corrigan, Amnesty International’s Northern Ireland Programme Director, said:
Continued at source: Amnesty International: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/amnesty-welcomes-welsh-government-commitment-abortion-funding-women-northern-ireland
Abortions for Northern Irish women to be funded in Wales
4 July 2017
The Welsh NHS will fund abortions for women from Northern Ireland, the first minister has said.
It follows a UK government decision for the NHS in England to do so after MPs threatened to rebel on the issue.
The MPs were concerned because of the Tories' deal with the Democratic Unionists who back the tighter abortion restrictions in Northern Ireland.
Continued at source: BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-politics-40497537
Humanists UK urges British leaders to allow free NHS abortions for Northern Ireland women
June 14th, 2017
Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the matter of charging Northern Irish women to access abortion services on NHS England, which are free women living in Britain, is a political decision. Therefore, the UK Government and, specifically, the Secretary of State for Health, has the power to end this unequal and discriminatory charge. Humanists UK, in response to today’s judgment, is calling upon anyone concerned by the unequal treatment of Northern Irish women to sign its petition urging Theresa May, Nicola Sturgeon, and Carwyn Jones to grant Northern Irish free access to abortion services on the NHS in England, Scotland, and Wales respectively.
Continued at source: Humanists UK: https://humanism.org.uk/2017/06/14/humanists-uk-urges-mainland-british-leaders-to-allow-free-nhs-abortions-for-northern-ireland-women/