Friday October 23, 2020

Author Colm Tóibín calls to replicate British abortion system here

“If we don’t have the same system as Britain, then we will end up using Britain’s facilities, so that’s the only thing that will work"

28th May, 2017
Colm Tóibín: ‘Our abortion system just happens to be 30 minutes away on a flight’ Picture: Feargal Ward

The author Colm Tóibín has called for the new leader of Fine Gael to address what he described as “the hypocrisy” of the Irish health system which sees thousands of women travelling to Britain for abortions each year.

“Our abortion system just happens to be 30 minutes away on a flight. Women come back in silence and without medical back-up. The fact that there’s no medical and psychological back-up...

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