Migrant women face 'insurmountable' obstacles to travelling for abortions

The Irish Family Planning Association says migrant women are facing "insurmountable" obstacles in trying to travel abroad for an abortion.

An audit of its services shows 26 women who were seeking asylum here or had other travel restrictions contacted the group for help, in the year to the end of September.

The IFPA is warning that delays and obstacles have a significant impact on a woman's physical and mental health.

It has told the Irish Times the restrictions can be 'impossible barriers' for many ayslum seekers.


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