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Northern Irish police raided pro-choice activists’ homes on International Women’s Day

  • A Northern Irish politician has informed the Independent of multiple police raids that took place in the homes and workplaces of pro-abortion rights activists on International Women’s Day.
  • According to the outlet, Belfast, Northern Ireland, authorities carried out the raids in search of abortion pills, which are illegal as abortion itself is illegal in Northern Ireland except under circumstances where the mother’s life or wellbeing is at risk.
  • And that the searches took place on International Women’s Day was no accident, the Independent reported: Police purposely conducted the raids when they knew many feminist activists would be otherwise occupied at rallies and protests. Read more (3/13/17 12:50 PM)