Audrey Simpson


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    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.