Originally posted on Belfast Feminist Network:
Alliance For Choice and Belfast Feminist Network Joint Press Release:
We welcome today’s consultation paper from the Department of Justice – The Criminal Law On Abortion, Lethal Foetal Abnormality And Sexual Crime: A Consultation On Amending The Law By The Department Of Justice.
First of all we would like to draw attention to the fact that there are now no women on the Justice Committee. This is the Committee dealing with issues such as abortion law, sexual crime legislation, law governing domestic violence and law affecting sex workers, all of which overwhelmingly affect women. It is completely unacceptable and reflects the deep chasm between the experiences of more than half the electorate and the understanding of those with the power to make change.
We would also like to highlight the limits of a consultation paper on abortion that refuses to acknowledge, “issues often labelled as ‘pro-choice’ and ‘pro-life’. There…
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