Printer Friendly
The Free Library
23,359,292 articles and books


Abortion rates rise.

MORE than 3,000 women travel to Liverpool from Ireland every year for a private abortion - double last year's figure.

Latest figures from the Family Planning Association in Northern Ireland show an estimated 1,000 people coming from Northern Ireland and around 2,000 travelling from the Republic.

Women travel to Liverpool for private abortions to escape severe restrictions in both Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Liverpool has long been a favoured destination because of the ferry link with Ireland and this has been reinforced by cheap flights between Liverpool and Belfast.

The estimated numbers are double the 1,000 women who came to pregnancy advisory service BPAS in Merseyside last year.
COPYRIGHT 2003 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2003 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUN
Date:May 27, 2003
Words:112
Previous Article:Power struggle.
Next Article:Another fine Ness.



Related Articles
Texas Abortionists Trying to Expand The Number of State-Funded Abortions.
Teen abortions drop to lowest number since Roe.
Rates on the rise.
The lie about "social peace".

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters