Thursday 6 June 2013

Event: Abortion in Ireland: what the law means for women & pro-choice campaigners

Thursday 20th June, 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, London, W1G 9DP. 

Abortion is back at the top of the political agenda in Ireland.

Following the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar last October, the Irish Government has been forced to produce abortion legislation - but only for cases in which the woman's life is at risk. In Northern Ireland abortion is only allowed in exceptional circumstances and nearly all women who need an abortion are denied it.

This free public meeting will hear from experts working with Irish women and fighting for their right to choose. We will hear about the current legal situation, the impact this has on Irish women, prospects for change - and how pro-choice campaigners can get involved.

The meeting will be followed by a wine reception.

This event is free to attend and open to all but all attending must register beforehand here as there are limited spaces.

Speakers include:

Stephanie Lord, Choice Ireland
Dr Audrey Simpson, Director of Family Planning Association, FPA, in Northern Ireland
The discussion will be chaired by Darinka Aleksic, Abortion Rights 

The hashtag for the event will be #Irishabortionlaw 

This event is organised by Voice for Choice, a national coalition of organisations working together to campaign for a woman’s choice on abortion.

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