Northern Ireland’s abortion law must change

After Trump outraged feminists worldwide by saying that women who sought an abortion should be “punished”, I wrote on why British women need to look at Northern Ireland, first.

I am always wary of the idea one need imagine misogyny hurting a mother, sister or daughter in order to acknowledge it as a problem, but I’m also practical, and if that is what it takes to conjure up the appropriate empathy, so be it. Because that is, ultimately, the question: if you couldn’t forget that one in three of the women you know might undergo this, what would you want the law to be?

Read the full piece at the New Statesman.

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