Why 50 years since the Abortion Act some people in Northern Ireland are still buying illegal abortions online – research explores their story

by Goretti Horgan

Today (27 April 2018) marks 50 years since the implementation of the 1967 Abortion Act. One of the main reasons it was supported in Parliament was to end practice of backstreet or self-induced abortions which was widespread, although very dangerous. Before the Act, each year, 30 or so deaths occurred and at least 30,000 women were admitted to hospital with complications. Continue reading