Ireland – more on abortion and human rights

We reported earlier on a case that is being made to the European Court of Human Rights by three women from the Republic of Ireland. Abortion is illegal there, so any woman who needs to end a pregnancy has to travel abroad.

Rebecca Findlay from the UK Family Planning Association tells us that women in Northern Ireland also have to travel abroad to obtain an abortion. Despite women from Northern Ireland being UK citizens and UK taxpayers, they lack the abortion rights of other UK women. You can read more about this on the campaign page here, which also includes a link to a petition.