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Proposed abortion legislation will 'roll back what the Irish people voted for' warn Galway Pro Choice
While the Eight Amendment has now been removed from the Constitution, the current draft legislation to provide for termination of pregnancies in the State, is "not capable of guaranteeing universal access to abortion services", according to Galway Pro Choice.
‘No’ voters upset about the outcome of last Friday’s referendum should perhaps think about what would have happened if things had gone the other way.
Since 1993 the Constitution has guaranteed the right to travel for abortion, but many women cannot exercise this right due to an array of legal, social, and economic barriers. This includes women on low incomes, women with disabilities, lesbian and bisexual women, and women with travel restrictions, many of whom are entitled to no more than an allowance of €20 a week.
More than 100 women gave Galway addresses when accessing an abortion in the UK in 2016. At least 9 women travelled each month from Galway to the United Kingdom in order to access abortion services.