Women in Europe are uniting to fight anti-abortion laws
April 12, 2016 - Uncategorized
LONDON — On Saturday afternoon, a group of women gathered outside London’s West End Central Police Station to hand themselves in. Their crime, having an abortion.
With placards bearing the words “arrest me,” protesters were told by police they “had not committed a crime.”
The response shows the stark contrast between abortion law in England and that in another part of the United Kingdom — Northern Ireland — where a 21-year-old woman was recently convicted because of an abortion she had as a teen.
The protestors were also there to show solidarity with a second Northern Irish woman who is awaiting trial for helping her daughter obtain abortion pills. Read more…