Abortion and Citizenship Rights in a Devolved Region of the UK

Goretti Horgan, Julia S O'Connor

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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 those rights.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-49
Number of pages11
JournalSocial Policy and Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 31 Jan 2014


  • Northern Ireland
  • women
  • abortion
  • citizenship rights.


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