Ireland’s abortion battle shows we must never let the fundamentalists win | Suzanne Moore

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Women have paid a terrible price for a law that gives the unborn the same rights as mothers

It’s a bugger when your flight is cancelled. It’s worse, I imagine, if you’re having to travel to another country to have an abortion. Time and money matter. When I saw that the recent snow had grounded flights from Ireland I immediately thought of this. Maybe I have never forgotten the time I sat next to an anxious young woman on a flight from Dublin who began to tell me why she was coming to London but couldn’t finish her sentences. She was just so alone that I wanted to go to the clinic with her. In the old days I remember seeing such women on the ferries.

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Related: Irish women need British help to change our abortion laws | Una Mullally

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