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For those new to the #nowforNI call - here are some stats to give you an idea of how dire abortion access is in Northern Ireland - Legal abortions carried out in Northern Ireland in the NHS are rare - less than 20 per year
Over the last 50 years over 60,000 women and pregnant people have travelled to England for an abortion. Unknown numbers travel elsewhere in Europe.
Those who travel tend to have later gestation rates due to the time needed to make arrangements, gather funds, and acquire identification documents for travelling.
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Right folks, we're back online at #cedaw72 #ukcedaw UK govt are answering questions from before the lunch break & then the committee will focus on articles in 2nd half of the convention. Speaker sounds a bit less energetic than before lunch - I guess it's a long day for everyone!
M. Safarov is asking about political participation. What measures are they taking to ensure more equal representation at all levels of local and national govt, judiciary etc? Also BME, disabled & muslim women? #cedaw72 #ukcedaw
He is noting the duty in Section 106 around parties sharing data on candidate selection. This should be enforced but doesn't apply in NI? Also noting particular stats for NI where representation is lower? What are they doing here especially? #cedaw72 #ukcedaw
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Last year, we shared sad and often traumatic stories of pregnant people taking arduous journies or obtaining illegal pills online in order to secure the termination they so desperately needed. This story is a little different. This is what your Yes did for one woman this year...
...”Last year I went to the booth, and without a second thought I ticked the Yes box. Never for one moment did I ever think that I would need that Yes myself...
I'm in my 40s with 3 very difficult pregnancies behind me and 2 children, one with disabilities. When our contraception failed and I discovered early in the new year that I was pregnant a black cloud fell over me...
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BREAKING NEWS: The @UKSupremeCourt has ruled the time is #NowForNI: Northern Ireland abortion ban breaches UK human rights law & UK Parliament must act #NowForNI humanism.org.uk/?p=65504
We intervened in the case, offering expert philosophical evidence at the intersection of human rights, medical ethics, and the law, helping the @UKSupremeCourt reach today’s historic conclusion. #NowForNI humanism.org.uk/?p=65504
Specifically, this judgment finds that Northern Ireland breaches women’s Article 8 rights in respect of the ban on abortion in the cases of fatal foetal abnormality, rape, and incest. #NowForNI
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