Charity launches viral video abortion campaign

The Family Planning Association (fpa) has launched the first viral video campaign aimed at Westminster MPs to secure an equal right to abortion for the women of Northern Ireland.

Women in Northern Ireland do not have the same right to abortion as British women, according to the charity formerly known as the Family Planning Association.

The fpa has created four viral videos, each a minute long, to persuade MPs why they must extend the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland. Each MP will receive all four videos.

The sexual health charity estimates that 80,000 Northern Irish women have travelled to England and other European cities since 1967 to pay for a private abortion.

There will be a vote on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill on 22 October.

People across the UK can also show their support for women in Northern Ireland by signing a national petition hosted at the prime minister’s website The videos are hosted by YouTube.

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