Good Use for Drones: Delivering Abortion Pills to Women Under Northern Ireland's Archaic Laws

Earlier today, a group of pro-choice activists flew a drone into Northern Ireland to deliver abortion pills. The Guardian reports that the drone, launched from the Republic, flew the short distance to County Down where a group of women waited for the delivery. The purpose of the protest was to highlight the strict…

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Trade Union: Northern Ireland's Terrible Abortion Laws Criminalize Working-Class Women 

Northern Ireland’s largest trade union has expressed strong concerns over the country’s draconian abortion laws, following the recent conviction of a 21-year-old woman for taking abortion pills. Unite, the union, said the abortion laws are a “class issue,” criminalizing working-class women and potentially putting them…

Belfast High Court: Northern Ireland's Abortion Laws 'Incompatible with Human Rights'

In a historic ruling, a High Court in Belfast, Northern Ireland has ruled that the country’s anti-abortion laws violate human rights. The current law, which forbids abortions in the case of fatal fetal abnormalities, rape or incest, imposes, according to the judge, “an intolerable burden” on women who have to travel…