published on 14 Nov 2012
Reacting to the news of Savita Halappanavar in Galway, Southern Ireland who tragically died after being refused an abortion, Dr Audrey Simpson OBE Acting Chief Executive, FPA said:
“A shocking case and a terrible indictment of what happens when legal abortion isn’t available. Both Northern and Southern Ireland are failing in their duty of care to women. People who are anti-choice often use the rhetoric that abortion has never saved a woman’s life, to justify their opinion. This dreadful situation demonstrates how completely and utterly wrong that is.”
Find out more about FPA's Time for Change campaign to give women in Northern Ireland abortion services and the right to choose.
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The sexual health charity FPA champions the importance of good sexual health for everyone. We educate, inform, support and campaign for people across the UK. The Family Planning Association is a registered charity, number 250187.