A story from this week’s Connacht Tribune will come as a fresh reminder to readers in the west of the sorry state of our democracy.
More than a decade into this new millenium and we are still exporting our women, on the hoof, to England. An Irish answer to an Irish problem.
Between 2008 and 2011, 726 women with addresses in Galway travelled to England or Wales for termination. The real number could well be much higher as over 2,300 women from Ireland who had a termination in the UK between 2008 and 2012 did not state their address at all, while others may have given British addresses.