January 28, 2010

A State of Isolation

Access to Abortion for Women in Ireland

I. Summary
II. Recommendations
To the Irish Government
To the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform..
To the Department of Health
To the Medical Council
To the Crisis Pregnancy Agency
III. Methodology
IV. Abortion in Ireland: Background and the Need for Services
Legal Framework
Occurrence and Due Diligence
V. Obstacles to Abortion Access for Women Living in Ireland
Failure to Provide Access to Legal Abortions
Inadequate, Inaccurate, and Misleading Information
Lack of Information about Legal Abortion in Ireland
Obstacles in Access to Information about Abortion Services outside Ireland
Unregulated Agencies
Fetal Abnormality Pregnancies
Financial Barriers
Emotional Distress
Invisible Women: Those who Cannot Overcome Obstacles to Travel
Access to Abortifacients over the Internet
Crisis Pregnancy Agency
VI. Talking about Abortion in Ireland
IX. International Law..
The Right to be Free from Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment
Access to Information
X. Acknowledgments