Monday June 1, 2020

Amnesty opposes brutal abortion law

The development of human rights has led to the recognition of a right to abortion under certain circumstances

21st June, 2015
A pro-choice demonstration held earlier this month in Dublin Picture: Photocall

A charge was made in this paper last week that Amnesty International both misunderstands and “fabricates” international human rights law.

This is because Amnesty dares shine a spotlight on Ireland’s brutal abortion law – one of the most restrictive in the world, gravely violating the human rights of Irish women and girls.

Strong reactions are expected when orthodoxies are threatened -- especially so when it comes to women’s and girl’s sexual...

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