These 215 extremely brave individuals in Northern Ireland who signed an open letter admitting to either the consumption of abortion pills, or assisting women in the procurement of an abortion, in response to the prosecution of a women in her thirties accused of buying abortion pills for her daughter, are an inspiration to all campaigners for reproductive choice. By inviting prosecution these abortion rights activists have highlighted how unfair this case is and have courageously challenged Northern Ireland’s draconian abortion laws which makes criminals out of innocent women. This terrible trial highlights why abortion needs to be taken out of the criminal law and makes these 215 campaigners fundamental Champions of Choice for the decriminalisation of abortion. Read a piece by one of the activists Sarah Wright on why she asked to be arrested for breaking Northern Ireland’s abortion laws.
Charter for Choice