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  •  Just for completeness (3+ / 0-)
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    Frank Schnittger, jayden, homogenius

    This is not simply a Catholic issue. The law is the same in Northern Ireland and both are based on the old UK abortion legislation. At time the Abortion Act 1967 was passed, NI had its own parliament which did not pass parallel laws. Later amending legislation reduced the cut off point in light of improved viability of premature births but did not extend it to Northern Ireland.

    The Northern Ireland Assembly is dominated both Catholic and Protestant parties which oppose abortion due to their support bases. Consequently women in both parts of Ireland have to travel to mainland Britain to access services.

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    by Lib Dem FoP on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 06:27:33 PM PST

    •  Not entirely true (1+ / 0-)
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      Pandoras Box

      Northern Ireland now has one (1) abortion clinic in Belfast.

      There was a big fuss about it, of course, even though all they will be offering is RU-486 and the like and only within the first nine weeks.

      They'll be looking at their own laws, after what happened just south of them, with an eye to making them clearer, more explicit, and (hopefully) more rational.

      If it's
      Not your body,
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      And it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:11:29 AM PST

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