Sunday, October 14, 2012

Belfast's first abortion clinic unleashes a flurry of campaigns

The opening of the first private abortion clinic in Northern Ireland, set for October 18, has unleashed a flurry of campaigns on both sides of the abortion divide and exposed the murky status of anti-abortion laws in the region.

Women - and men - trying to enter the Belfast offices of the Family Planning Association (FPA), a British sexual health charity, have been heckled and sometimes harassed by a raucous picket of anti-abortion activists wielding grisly photographs of apparently aborted foetuses.

The FPA motto is “Talking sense about sex”. But when it comes to abortion, sense often gives way to inflamed sensitivities in this largely self-governed region of the UK.

Read more about it at France24


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