Drop the abortion pill prosecution protest takes place in Derry


Pro-choice campaigners in the north picketed two of the largest police stations to challenge the authorities to arrest them for breaking the law by procuring abortion pills. This was in “an act of solidarity” with woman who is being prosecuted for obtaining abortion medication for her pregnant underage daughter.

The photo shows activists from Alliance for Choice rallying outside Strand Road PSNI HQ calling for charges against a woman who obtained the abortion pill illegally for her daughter to be dropped. Over 200 activists have signed a letter confessing to the same crime - that's what it is in the North of Ireland under an act dating from 1861 - and have invited prosecution.

Protests take place next Wednesday in Belfast, Galway and Dublin (6pm, the Spire)