Thursday 19 January 2017

Every day our Government fails to act, 10 women have to travel for an abortion

Jacinta Fay

Published 12/05/2016 | 02:30

Our laws have a disproportionate impact on marginalised women, including women experiencing poverty, as well as migrants and asylum seekers Photo: Tony Gavin
Our laws have a disproportionate impact on marginalised women, including women experiencing poverty, as well as migrants and asylum seekers Photo: Tony Gavin

The comments this week by Sabina Higgins that Ireland's abortion laws are an "outrage against women" have drawn welcome attention to the need for urgent action to address Ireland's draconian abortion laws, and for the Eighth Amendment to be repealed.

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As a result of her remarks, Ms Higgins has come under attack from anti-choice groups, despite the fact that her comments reflect the views of many people in this country.

According to an Amnesty Red C Poll in March, 87pc of people in Ireland want access to abortion expanded.

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