Abortion: Theresa May must deliver on her words

Responding to comments made by Prime Minister Theresa May on abortion legislation in the UK late last night, Grainne Teggart, Northern Ireland Campaigns Manager for Amnesty International UK, said:

"It is clear and welcome that Theresa May’s language is softening on Westminster intervening to enable abortion rights for women in Northern Ireland. It is right that this happens, inaction is no longer an option. 

“The Supreme Court has made clear that the current law needs radical reconsideration. Cross party support for change is also growing significantly, including amongst key figures in the Conservative Party.

“It is both hypocritical and insulting to women to sustain a situation where they can access, free, safe and legal abortion if they board a plane to the rest of the UK but deny them care, compassion and healthcare at home.  The time has come for deeds not words. Westminster can and must act.”

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