Abortion Rights in Ireland
Irland - Recht auf Schwangerschaftsabbruch
In early summer, Ireland will be one of the last countries in the EU to vote on whether to allow the termination of pregnancies. A strict catholic country, Ireland has the most restrictive abortion ban after Poland and Malta. Termination of pregnancy is even banned in cases of rape and is punishable by a prison sentence of up to 14 years. Every year thousands of Irish women are forced to travel abroad to obtain abortions, or to risk unsafe and illegal abortions in their own country.