Child Sectioned After Seeking Abortion

The girl thought she was being transferred to Dublin for an abortion but was instead taken to a psychiatric unit

The girl thought she was being transferred to Dublin for an abortion but was instead taken to a psychiatric unit

Her detention was successfully challenged by a guardian ad litem, a person appointed by the court to represent the girl's interests, after another consultant psychiatrist concluded the girl, while depressed, was not suicidal and did not have a mental illness. Grainne Teggart, of Amnesty's Belfast office, said on Tuesday: "The UK government has a responsibility to deliver abortion rights for women in Northern Ireland".

This March, women in Ireland protested the country's abortion laws by going on strike and demonstrating in several cities.

The report on the Irish minor exposes the bleak conditions of women's access to safe abortions in Ireland.

We do not know if the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act was then invoked or whether the girl went on to have an abortion. However, Amnesty is also calling for abortion to be fully decriminalised in full compliance with global human rights law and standards.

The number of women travelling from Northern Ireland to England for an abortion fell slightly a year ago to 724, from 833 in 2015.

"We are disgusted and deeply concerned by the reports that a pregnant child was detained under the Mental Health Act after seeking an abortion".

This case came before the court past year and has been revealed in the Child Care Law Reporting Project.

Cora Sherlock of the Pro-Life Campaign said the decrease in the number of Irish women seeking abortions in the United Kingdom is "a very welcome development".

Commenting on today's figures, Helen Deely, head of the HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme, said: "It appears that the rate of women travelling overseas for an abortion declined relatively rapidly between 2001 and 2007 and in recent years the decline has been more gradual".

It is though that access to abortion pills bought online and supplied by post are the reason for a fall in the number of women accessing legal abortion in England and Wales.

"Or if a woman is concerned about her health following taking an abortion pill or travelling overseas for an abortion, we would encourage her to attend a free post-abortion medical check-up funded by the HSE".

Figures published by one provider would suggest a 62% increase in the number of women from Ireland contacting that online service over a five-year period, from 548 in 2010 to 1438 in 2015.

The figures are contained in a report published by the department.

The agency also said one in 10 women who took abortion pills reported to the provider that they were experiencing a symptom that required medical advice or treatment.

Earlier today, it was announced that the UN Human Rights Committee found Ireland's law abortion has violated the human rights of a woman.

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