Writer Complains Flight Cancellations Mean Fewer Women Will be Able to Abort Their Babies

International   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Sep 19, 2017   |   10:04AM   |   Dublin, Ireland

A scheduling error-turned fiasco with one of Ireland’s airlines has abortion activists upset that women won’t be able to abort their unborn babies.

Because Ireland protects unborn babies’ right to life, abortion activists encourage women to travel to the UK for abortions. But a slew of flight cancellations by Ryanair has the pro-abortion group Need Abortion Ireland concerned that pregnant women will have a tougher time traveling to get abortions this fall, the Metro reports.

The pro-abortion group urged women to contact them if they need help finding a flight to England to abort their unborn babies.

“Ryanair’s list of cancelled flights over the next six weeks include 150 from Dublin. This will affect hundreds of women who need to travel outside of Ireland to access an abortion, at huge financial and emotional expense,” the group wrote Tuesday on Facebook.

The group offers financial assistance to women who want to travel for an abortion. Notably, the group does not offer any support whatsoever to women who want to parent their babies or make an adoption plan.

It also offers to help women access illegal abortion drugs in Ireland if they are fewer than 9 weeks pregnant. Need Abortion Ireland claims the abortion drugs are safe, but the drugs can cause serious health complications for the mother, especially when taken without a doctor’s supervision. Importantly, the drugs also kill her unborn baby.

This week, Ryanair announced plans to cancel up to 50 flights per day through the end of October because of a scheduling error involving pilots’ holidays, according to the report. The airline is offering alternative flights or full refunds to passengers who had flights scheduled.

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As many as 3,000 women travel from Ireland to the UK to have abortions every year, according to the British Department of Health.

Irish pro-life advocate Cora Sherlock, writing for LifeNews, reported that the number of Irish women traveling to England for abortions has been declining for the past 14 years, according to government statistics. She attributed the decline to the work of pro-life groups and post-abortive women who speak out about their painful experiences and their aborted babies.

Abortion activists in Ireland, backed by some of the richest men in the world, are fighting to repeal Ireland’s Eighth Amendment, which grants unborn babies a right to life. The country also has some of the lowest maternal mortality rates and best health care for women in the world.