Friday January 24, 2020

Time to truly protect a woman’s choice

Anti-abortion activists have no right to pose a threat to women seeking medical care, and that is what their protests outside maternity hospitals and GP surgeries are intended to do

5th January, 2020
Protesters outside the National Maternity Hospital. Picture: Our Lady of Lourdes Protectors/Facebook

On New Year’s Day, the first anniversary of the implementation of Ireland’s new abortion laws following the repeal of the Eighth Amendment, a large group of anti-abortion activists staged an event on the pavement directly outside the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin.

This is a high-profile location on the corner of Holles Street and Merrion Square. The group ensured that it was not possible to enter or exit the building without...

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