In early March, two Belfast pro-choice activists were raided by police with search warrants for abortion pills. Both were raided at times when the police knew they would not be at home. Helen Crickard’s workshop was raided while she was at an International Women’s Day rally.
Goretti Horgan It then emerged that 15-20 women had been contacted by the police who had got their addresses from Customs because their pills had been seized. At least one person had the police turn up at their workplace and it is likely that some were living with their parents. It is hard to imagine […]
The conviction of a woman in Belfast for inducing an abortion using pills bought on the internet made abortion an election issue in the North for the first time. While she got a suspended sentence, she now has a criminal conviction which will affect her ability to travel to America, or Australia and exclude her […]
Abortion rights are again very much on the agenda in Ireland, North and South.
Women’s right to choose: North and South Repeal the Eighth Abortion rights are again very much on the agenda in Ireland, North and South. As elections approach in the South, most political parties look forced to agree to a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Without such a referendum, no progress can be made in […]