Saturday, 26th May 2018
As the Irish people delivered an overwhelming and historic Yes to full reproductive health and rights in Ireland, the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) said it was committed to providing abortion care in this country.
Commenting on the result of the referendum, IFPA Chief Executive Niall Behan said: “Today is a transformative day for women’s health and reproductive rights. The people of Ireland have righted a historic wrong. The Yes vote ends decades of stigma, shame and coercion. It also sends the clear message to international policy makers, that when given the opportunity, the people will reject reproductive coercion in favour of reproductive freedom”.
He added: "The IFPA will continue to support women who experience crisis pregnancies though whatever decision they make. But we now look forward to the time when we can offer them the care they need here in Ireland."
Mr Behan concluded: "The Yes vote places the imperative squarely on the government to ensure that the legislation is enacted and services put in place without delay. The IFPA stands ready to provide high quality abortion services In Ireland."