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Abortion Rights in the Island of Ireland: Why it Matters
February 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Scottish Irish Abortion Rights Campaign and the Students’ Association’s Women’s Campaign invite you to an open evening of information &informal discussion about (the lack of) abortion rights in the Island of Ireland as part of Sexcetera (www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/
Both Northern Ireland and the Republic suffer from some of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the world. The Republic of Ireland has very recently announced it will be holding a referendum this year to remove some of these restrictions, and the country is now preparing itself for what’s expected to be a hard-fought & divisive vote.
The situation in Northern Ireland means that women & pregnant people do not have the same reproductive rights as those in Great Britain. Those wanting or needing an abortion – for any reason – must travel to mainland Britain if they can afford to do so. While Scotland has joined the rest of Britain in providing these services free on the NHS, the reality is that the logistics & other costs involved mean that very few people can come to Scotland to use these services.
Join us for an informal evening to find out what the situation is, how we’re hoping to change it, and what small steps you can make in the fight for this cause.
This event is part of Sexcetera – the Students’ Association’s sexual health & wellbeing week. Find out more about the programme of events here:www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/
LG.11 is on the lower ground floor of David Hume Tower, accessible via the stairs and lift in the glass cube in the corner of George Square