Tuesday 19 September 2017

Women to take abortion bills after cross-Border drone flight

Further pills will be taken during a protest outside Belfast High Court later that day
Further pills will be taken during a protest outside Belfast High Court later that day

Deborah McAleese

Pro-choice groups intend to deliver abortion pills by drone into Northern Ireland from the Republic.

The 'abortion drone' will carry the drugs across the Border from Corna Mucklagh House in Omeath, Co Louth, to Narrow Water at Warrenpoint, Co Down, next Tuesday, where it will be met by activists who will then ingest the pills. Further pills will be taken during a protest outside Belfast High Court later that day, when an appeal against a court ruling that Northern Ireland's abortion law breaches the European Convention on Human Rights is due to be heard.

It will not be revealed which women, if any, are pregnant when they take the World Health Organisation-approved abortion pills.

The controversial mission has been organised by pro-choice groups from the North, the UK and the Netherlands to highlight the criminalisation of abortion in both the North and the Republic of Ireland.

Irish Independent

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