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(en) wsm.ie: Travel for abortion access continues - 244 contacts to help line were past 12 weeks

Date Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:34:10 +0300


Despite a landslide vote to Repeal the 8th amendment, women are still being forced to travel for abortions. The Health Service Executive revealed today that 244 women who had passed the 12-week limit for an abortion had called their helpline. The 12 week deadline is an extremely restrictive deadline. Due to a national shortage of GPs many women have to wait up to a week to get appointments. Parts of rural Ireland still do not have GP coverage. ---- They also reported that 100 children called the helpline - a shocking number - but underlining that we are still failing to protect children from sexual abuse. ---- The HSE data is worrying. Those in power remain much more conservative than the general population. They had to be forced by popular pressure to allow a referendum. We will have to keep fighting to stop them from rolling back on what little rights they have given us.

https://wsm.ie/c/travel-abortion-help-line-past-12-weeks
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