Interesting news for the DUP/Tory alliance: Women from Northern Ireland could get free abortions in Scotland

Alliance for Choice 40-Women per week travel out of N.Ireland for abrtions

(c) http://allianceforchoiceni.org

The English Supreme Court has already ruled against women from Northern Ireland getting free abortions in England. That’s one barrier to a DUP/Tory alliance removed. However, what if they can just make the shorter trip to Scotland for the treatment?

Backed by Amnesty International, the Scottish government is exploring the possibility of making the procedure free on the devolved NHS in Scotland. Currently, hundreds travel every year to private clinics in the UK and pay thousands for the treatment.

A recent survey revealed 78% of Norther Irish people support reforms:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/northern-ireland-supports-abortion-law-reform-dup-nhs-national-survey-ban-illegal-a7795151.html

If successful this would be just another example of Scotland becoming the kind of tolerant country most of us want it to be. See for example:

Only Independence and the SNP’s compassionate policies can save Scotland’s pensioners and disabled people as the Tories slash funding for sheltered housing in England and implement their second bedroom tax.

http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/scotland-considering-offering-free-abortions-13201135

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4 thoughts on “Interesting news for the DUP/Tory alliance: Women from Northern Ireland could get free abortions in Scotland

  1. James Logan June 19, 2017 / 10:38 am

    It’s been good and reassuring through a turbulent time with all the negativity from no campaigners, to read your well researched and positive post’s! Thankyou!

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