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Fearon seeks clarification on abortion charge

10 January, 2019 - by Megan Fearon


Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has written to Health Minister Simon Harris seeking clarification on reports that women from the north could be charged €450 for access to abortion services. 

The Newry/Armagh MLA said:

“Reports that women from the north may be faced with €450 fee to access abortion services is concerning. 

“While women from the north will be able to avail of services in the south, they should not have to pay for access to proper and safe healthcare. 

“I have written to Health Minister Simon Harris seeking clarification on this fee and the rationale of why women in Derry should be treated differently from women in Kerry. 

“The campaign to Repeal the 8th amendment was a national effort, the Irish government must ensure that women in the north are not left behind.”

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