Northern Ireland: Abortion Central Access point an 'important step forward'

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New access point will provide centralised system to refer women to early medical abortion services 

Amnesty warns Government that this does not remove need for measures that allow both abortion pills to be taken at home

Responding to news that Informing Choices NI has launched a Central Access Point for abortion services, meaning that women and girls in Northern Ireland will now be able to start using early medical abortion services in the region, Grainne Teggart, Amnesty International’s Northern Ireland Campaign Manager, said:

“We welcome this extremely important step forward which will provide a much needed local pathway to early medical abortion services.  It is vital during the current pandemic that everyone who needs this service has access to it.

“This does not remove the pressing need for measures that enable both abortion pills to be taken at home, which will ensure that people in vulnerable situations and those unable to travel have access to this healthcare. We repeat our call on the Government for this to be delivered urgently.”

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