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Choice Ireland welcome Human Rights Watch report on abortion in Ireland.
national | gender and sexuality | press release Friday January 29, 2010 13:25 by Dorothy Gale - Choice Ireland choiceireland at gmail dot com
The report launched today is the result of an investigation into the reality of abortion in Ireland, which was carried out in 2009. The report examines the real effects of Ireland's restrictive and often unclear abortion laws on women in crisis pregnancy and highlights the increased burdens placed on women forced to leave the state to access medical care.
Ahern continues, "the current situation allows women who can afford to travel to access abortion services while women who cannot are left behind. The current situation disproportionately affects the most vulnerable women, such as young women, migrants and those on low incomes".