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Irish woman live-tweets her “journey” to Britain to have an abortion

by | Aug 22, 2016

By Dave Andrusko

ednakennytweet1reAn Irish woman and her companion have returned to Northern Ireland after live-tweeted their trip to England where the woman aborted her unborn baby.

The to-date anonymous woman said she was doing so to protest Northern Ireland’s protective abortion laws. Abortion is legal only if a woman’s life is at risk, or if there is a risk of permanent and serious damage to her mental or physical health.

‘Two Women Travel’ was set up on Friday evening. The two women began their “journey” the following morning which culminated at an abortion clinic in an undisclosed location in Britain.

Most of the tweets were directed at Prime Minister Enda Kenny who is supportive of the “Eighth Amendment,” approved by a referendum in 1983 with 67% of the popular vote. It reads

The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.

After the abortion, they tweeted, “To everybody who has supported us, we thank you. We are all creating change together. To Enda Kenny, our Taoiseach [Prime Minister], your silence speaks volumes and the world has heard you.”

A coordinated campaign has been launched to undercut Northern Ireland’s laws on abortion. The beachhead is abortions for unborn babies with “fatal fetal anomalies.” However, as NRL News Today reported, last month, The Fatal Fetal Abnormalities Bill was rejected by 95 votes to 45 votes.

endakennytweet2reIn addition, both the United Nations and Amnesty International have been targeting Ireland’s laws for some considerable time. Thus it came as no surprise that in June the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Committee found that the nation’s “abortion law violates the U.N. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and called for widespread reform,” to quote the Associated Press.

More specifically, the 29-page report targeted the country, in this instance, because it does not permit abortions in cases where the unborn is diagnosed as having a fatal anomaly.

Meanwhile, “Kenny promised to convene a Citizens’ Assembly, made up of 100 representatives, to review proposed changes to the constitution, including the eighth amendment,” the Washington Post’s Jenny Starrs reported. “It is due to meet in October 2016, although Kenny has been vocally pessimistic about the hopes for a repeal.”

Most secular Irish newspaper are unabashed abortion proponents. Just last week for example, the Irish Post published a series of letters from women who complained of not having enough money to travel to England for an abortion.

Categories: Abortion