The situation in Northern
Abortion is legal in Northern Ireland but only in
very restricted circumstances. Rape, incest and
fetal abnormality are not grounds for an abortion.
Women and girls resident in Northern Ireland with
a crisis or unplanned pregnancy who decide to
end their pregnancy have to travel to England
and other European countries and pay for a
private abortion. Despite being UK citizens they
are not entitled to a free abortion in Britain unlike
women resident in Britain. This presentation will
explore the ﬁnancial, practical and emotional
consequences of this denial of sexual rights and
the political dynamics which underpin this denial.