The UK women living without choice

womens-march-2004278_1920I spent my schooldays in Northern Ireland, and was always proud to be from the country.

Times change, and now I have no reason to go to the Province anymore – but I was still horrified like most British women by the country’s reticence to grant women the power over their own bodies that the rest of the UK has.

Especially now even our neighbours in the Republic of Ireland have ‘repealed the 8th’.

“Our bodies are governed by a piece of law which pre-dates the lightbulb,” one woman told me for the New Statesman.

Read the piece here: “Sent to the mainland”: how Northern Irish women suffer under restrictive abortion laws