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Thursday 20 June 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Abortion in Ireland: what the law means for women and pro-choice campaigners

Abortion is back at the top of the political agenda in Ireland.

Following the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar last October, the Irish Government has been forced to produce abortion legislation - but only for cases in which the woman’s life is at risk. In Northern Ireland abortion is only allowed in exceptional circumstances and nearly all women who need an abortion are denied it.

This free public meeting will hear from experts working with Irish women and fighting for their right to choose. We will hear about the current legal situation, the impact this has on Irish women, prospects for change - and how pro-choice campaigners can get involved. The meeting will be followed by a wine reception.

This event is free to attend and open to all but please do register here as there are limited spaces.

Speakers and chair:

- Stephanie Lord, Choice Ireland
- Dr Audrey Simpson, Director of FPA in Northern Ireland
- Darinka Aleksic, Abortion Rights

When and where:

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 18:30 to 20:30

Medical Society of London
11 Chandos St
London W1G 9DP.

Read a storify account of the meeting on the BPAS blog, here.