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Abortion Ban likely to worsen mental health crisis

Galway, Karen and Mallon, Sharon (2018). Abortion Ban likely to worsen mental health crisis. The Conversation.

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Abstract

Northern Ireland is one of only two regions in Europe where abortion effectively remains illegal (Malta being the other). This is a confirmed breach of human rights – one that threatens to deepen the mental health crisis of women in Northern Ireland.

Abortion is not allowed in Northern Ireland unless the life of the mother is in danger. There is no access to abortion in cases of rape or fatal foetal abnormality. Under the current law, woman have to declare suicidal intent in order for abortion to be permitted.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: suicide; mental health; abortion; Northern Ireland
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 56121
Depositing User: Sharon Mallon
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 07:18
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 11:10
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/56121
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