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An intimate account of an Irishwoman's abortion journey

As protests took place to repeal the Eighth Amendment, 16-year-old Niamh joined the legions of Irishwomen who travel to Liverpool for an abortion. And while their reasons may vary, many women are united by the trauma and secrecy of their journeys.

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

2nd April, 2017

Niamh is not her real name. She doesn’t want to be identified in this article. She’s 16 and she’s sitting in the Merseyside office of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. She’s here to have an abortion.

She has flown to Liverpool from Ireland, where on this day in cities and towns around the country women are marching in demonstrations to repeal the Eighth Amendment – which bans abortion...

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