What’s Current: Three Northern Irish women ask to be prosecuted for taking abortion pills

Diana King, 71, Colette Devlin, 68, and Kitty O'Kane, 69, outside a police station in Northern Ireland.
Diana King, 71, Colette Devlin, 68, and Kitty O’Kane, 69, outside a police station in Northern Ireland.

Three Northern Irish women hand themselves into a police station, stating they had procured and taken illegal abortion pills and requesting that they be prosecuted, in protest at Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws.

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Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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