Abortion is an emotive, divisive topic often discussed with a judgmental tone that can leave many women feeling alienated.
The below article from the Irish Independent discusses significant gaps in Irish counselling supports for women who have undergone an abortion.
Having worked with a number of women whose mental health has been affected by their experience of abortion in this country, I think it is worth pausing to consider the reality of the current situation in 2017.
Are the current support systems across the Republic of Ireland adequate for women who either choose or are forced to undergo an abortion? Is the experience different for women not linked to the national maternity hospitals? What support is there for those using abortion pills?