Harris told of fear over abortion ‘barriers’ in rural areas

Irish Examiner

A “sparse” rural abortion service is forcing pregnant women to travel long distances for a termination, pro-choice groups claim.

They also describe the mandatory three-day waiting period for an abortion as “a significant barrier” for rural pregnant women.

The 35 pro-choice groups have written to Health Minister Simon Harris to express their “fear and disappointment” that some women are still unable to access timely abortion care. . . [Full text]

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