The new law of the land

BITCH-MAGAZINE, Spring 2013 by Bryan Birtles,

Pro-choice meets pro-church in Northern Ireland’s first abortion clinic

Northern Ireland is both a part of and apart from the United Kingdom: The country’s checkered political history has left many of its laws inconsistent with the rest of the U.K. And no example is more glaring than the law on abortion.

Last year, more than 1,000 women crossed the Irish Sea to procure an abortion. Marie Stopes International hopes to reduce that number. In October 2012 in Belfast, the sexual-health organization opened Northern Ireland’s first abortion clinic.

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