Next Wednesday, “pro-choice” movements in Southern Ireland will send the morning-after pills to Northern Ireland by drone. This step is seen as an act of solidarity on either side of the border to denounce strict legislation surrounding abortion, which remains a criminal offence. Furthermore, the Southern Ireland movements want to support the women of Northern Ireland where various cases have been heard.
A certain number of women who are not pregnant will take these pills to protest against the 8th Amendment in the South and the fact that abortion is illegal in the North.
This operation is being carried out by a number of pro-abortion associations that have organised similar drone flights from Germany to Poland in the past.
Opponents are taking action to stop the drone.
The Guardian (16/06/2016)