What’s Current: Belfast women dress as handmaids; distribute abortion pills at pro-choice protest

Women protesting against Northern Ireland’s anti-abortion laws have taken what they say are illegal termination pills in front of police outside Belfast’s main court buildings.

Officers seized the pills and attempted to remove one woman who openly took a tablet which was delivered to protestors by a tiny robot controlled from the Netherlands to circumvent the country’s laws.

There is a major police presence and counter protests from pro-life campaigners at the event, launched in the wake of the historic referendum in the Republic of Ireland in which the country voted to allow abortion in early pregnancy.

Northern Ireland is the last part of the UK where abortion is illegal, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

https://www.feministcurrent.com/2018/05/31/whats-current-belfast-women-dress-handmaids-distribute-abortion-pills-pro-choice-protest/

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