Finally, some good news about abortion access

Ireland’s president Michael Higgins has passed new laws that allow abortion in cases when a  woman’s life is threatened by her pregnancy, including when she’s deemed to be at risk of committing suicide.

(The Supreme Court had ruled in 1992 that women should have access to abortions when their lives were in danger, but it’s taken over 20 years for that to actually become law.)

The “pro-life” movement in Ireland strongly opposes legalising these lifesaving abortions. I think perhaps they have a different definition of “pro”, as well as of “life”.

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