Author: has written 8 posts for this blog.

Return to: Homepage | Blog Index

2 Responses

  1. Chabas
    Chabas July 28, 2009 at 11:36 am |

    I’m from the Netherlands. The whole thing is kind of disturbing. The government kinda quietly without telling anyone took on an issue that they’d said they wouldn’t, and made as little noise about it as they could.

    The good news is that technically, they didn’t change the law – they changed the interpretation of the existing law, and in a way that’s really not supported by the legal discussions the law was based on. I’m holding out hope that the court will blow this one up.

  2. Stephie
    Stephie July 28, 2009 at 12:27 pm |

    The Women on Waves boat sailed to Ireland in 2001 but things didn’t turn out quite as planned if I recall correctly.
    Anyway, Women on Web is a really good initiative for women in crisis pregnancies here in Ireland (particularly those who don’t have the means to travel overseas for a termination), however the huge trouble that they are facing now is that Customs know what the packages of the abortion pill look like and when they arrive they are being seized. Following this the woman who has ordered this will receive a threatening letter from the Medical Council and the package won’t be returned to them. Whether some women get their order is basically down to the luck of the draw and who is working Customs that day I think.
    It’s absolutely disgusting that this situation is allowed to continue….

Comments are closed.

The commenting period has expired for this post. If you wish to re-open the discussion, please do so in the latest Open Thread.