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'Abortion drone' delivers pills to Northern Ireland

#1  Postby DoctorE » Jun 22, 2016 10:36 am

The stunt, described as an act of solidarity, aimed to highlight the strict laws around terminations that exist on both sides of the Irish border.

Courtney Robinson, 18, from Belfast, who took the tablets, said: "We are here to say we are going to defy the law in helping women obtain these pills and we are going to work to make the law unworkable and stand in solidarity with all women who want to have an abortion and have the right to do so in Northern Ireland."

The drone flight started at Omeath in Co Louth and landed a short distance away, near Narrow Water Castle in Co Down, shortly after 10am.

Ms Robinson, a member of Labour Alternative, added: "The reason we are doing this is to highlight that these pills are available to women who are not able to travel outside of Northern Ireland for an abortion.

"I have no concerns. I know the pills are safe.

"As long as politicians in Stormont and the Dail continue to ignore human rights we will continue our campaign."

A number of uniformed and plain clothes police officers who were at the landing site spoke to organisers and recorded events on video, however no action was taken to confiscate the medication, which had been prescribed by a doctor.

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#2  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Jun 22, 2016 10:41 am

Pro-life organisations had vowed to do all in their power to stop the drone, however there was no protest at Narrow Water.

I guess when it came time to put words into action the pro life groups found things a bit too hard.
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#3  Postby mattthomas » Jun 22, 2016 1:31 pm

Good on them, it's time governments the world over stopped legislating over womens (or everyones) bodies.
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