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Abortion and Citizenship Rights in a Devolved Region of the UK

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 April 2013

Goretti Horgan
Affiliation:
Institute for Research in Social Sciences, University of Ulster E-mail: g.horgan@ulster.ac.uk
Julia S. O'Connor
Affiliation:
Institute for Research in Social Sciences, University of Ulster E-mail: js.oconnor@ulster.ac.uk

Abstract

The 1998 Belfast Agreement seemed to promise women in Northern Ireland equality. This article examines the extent to which that promise has been met by exploring abortion rights in the region. It situates abortion within a citizens’ rights framework. The article explores the interconnectedness of civil, political and social rights and the implications of an inability to vindicate any aspect of those rights.

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