In August, Democracy Now! traveled to Belfast, Northern Ireland, where we spoke with abortion rights activist Emma Campbell of Alliance for Choice. Campbell is a photographer with the X-ile Project, an online gallery highlighting the portraits of an estimated 170,000 women who’ve had to travel abroad to access abortion outside of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This comes as more than a thousand people marked International Safe Abortion Day Thursday in a protest march near European Union buildings, calling for safe, legal access to abortion across Europe. The march came as the World Health Organization warned that worldwide, 25 million unsafe abortions occur each year. Many of the protesters focused on Ireland and Northern Ireland, where abortions are legal only when they preserve the life of the mother.
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