Who can access abortion services overseas?

  • If a woman decides to have an abortion, she can only access care if she can find the money for travel and for treatment, and if she has suitable documents to get in and out of the country. She also needs to be physically well enough to make the journey.
  • It is impossible for us to know how many people have been prevented from accessing care because they could not find the money or could not leave the country, due to constraints ranging from their migration status, to physical inabilities, age, economic constraints and beyond.

Voting yes means that all women can have equal access to necessary healthcare treatment in Ireland, regardless of their passport, physical health or income.

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I am now a 41 year old mother of two. In 1992, aged 15, I became pregnant. I was in such a state of shock and panic that I didn’t want to tell my parents as I knew they would be so hurt and disappointment with me. I was in 5th year in school and we wore little tiny gold foetus feet on our uniform in our convent school. I felt I had nowhere to turn.

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