Ireland's Abortion Laws

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Grace Harlan
Ireland's Abortion Laws

http://blog.amnestyusa.org/europe/marriage-equality-but-not-reproductive...

Ireland recently made gay marriage legal, but they still have yet to stop discriminatory laws against women's rights. Ireland is, so to speak, picking and choosing which human rights to uphold, rather than committing to all of them. 

The penalty for abortion in Ireland is up to 14 years in prison. Essentially, Ireland is denying their female population the right to choice, the right to privacy, and the right to non-discrimination, all while treating these women, and anyone who helps them, as criminals. 

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