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    58. Every woman, being with child, who, with intent to procure her own miscarriage, shall unlawfully administer to herself any poison or other noxious thing, or shall unlawfully use any instrument or other means whatsoever with the like intent, and whosoever, with intent to procure the miscarriage of any woman, whether she be or be not with child, shall unlawfully administer to her or cause to be taken by her any poison or other noxious thing, or shall unlawfully use any instrument or other means whatsoever with the like intent, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable … to be kept in penal servitude for life …
    59. Whosoever shall unlawfully supply or procure any poison or other noxious thing, or any instrument or thing whatsoever, knowing that the same is intended to be unlawfully used or employed with intent to procure the miscarriage of any woman, whether she be or be not with child, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof shall be liable … to be kept in penal servitude …

Das steht in Section 58 und 59 des Offences Against the Person Act 1861 und das hat in Irland bis heute Verfassungsrang, mit der kleinen Einschränkung des Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013, wonach Abtreibungen dann legal sein können, wenn das Leben der Mutter in Gefahr ist.

In Irland gab es 2016 nur 25 legale Abtreibungen, aber täglich reisen bis zu 10 Frauen aus Irland rüber nach England, um dort abtreiben zu lassen.

Irland ist Europas letzte Bastion der strikten Abtreibungsgegner. Dieses noch aus Britischer Fremdherrschaft stammende Gesetz, das in UK selbst schon lange nicht mehr gilt, steht heute zur Abstimmung in einem Referendum.

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