Pro Choice Drone


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At Narrow Waters Castle in Co.Down this morning with Courtney Robinson, from Belfast (above)

Women on Waves write:

This morning the abortion drone flew from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland at Narrow Waters Castle [in Co. Down].

After the drone landed safely, two women took the pills. At the same time, Women on Waves employed a [remote control] speedboat to send over more pills for the women. Making abortion illegal will not keep women from accessing abortion pills, by ship, by mail, through the internet, drone or [remote control] speedboat!

This afternoon, at 2.30pm, there will be another protest in front of the Court of Appeal in Belfast when the appeal regarding the decision by the High Court that Northern Ireland’s abortion law breaches the European Convention on Human Rights will be heard.

Tomorrow we will protest for Repeal of the 8th Amendment at 12.30pm outside Dáil Éireann with Ruth Coppinger TD and Dr Rebecca Gomperts.

Women on waves

Drone delivers abortion pills to Northern Irish women (The Guardian)

Pics: Labour Alternative and Courtney Robinson

18 thoughts on “Pro Choice Drone

  1. Paul Davis

    At the same time, Women on Waves employed a [remote control] speedboat to send over more pills for the women.

    Must of had twins…

  2. Owen

    Seems a bit dramatic. They know there is no borders to the North, right? They could just drive over to the girls, or even walk.

  3. Benjamin Butthurt

    Obtaining any medication online and without a prescription can be very dangerous. These people should have more sense than to set the example of taking them themselves.

      1. Benjamin Butthurt

        Publicly taking pills sourced online isn’t the way to do it. But maybe that’s just the medical doctor in me speaking.

        1. ahjayzis

          I assume the medical doctor in you, whatever his name is (#heya) is about as outraged as they are that they’re reduced to this carry-on then, yeah?

          If it was fat middle-aged men barred from legitimately getting their Cialis, I reckon Stormont would change the law before the stiffy pill drone got off the ground.

          1. Benjamin Butthurt

            Publicly advertising the taking of internet sourced medication is dangerous and reckless behaviour in any conditions, regardless of the point they’re trying to make.

            You can keep your hashtags to yourself, not much need for them here.

        2. pedeyw

          I think you may be missing the point. This will happen whether it’s legal or not. The better, safer way would be to allow doctors to prescribe and chemists to dispense but that is currently illegal. What they’re doing here is a bit civil disobedience to make that point.

        3. Lorcan Nagle

          The pills that Women on Waves obtain are sourced from relaible pharmacies that are willing to supply mifepristone and misoprostol to them, and they then pass them on to women in need on countries where abortion is heavily resticted or criminalised. It’s a far sight from ordering pills from a random website online, though that risk does exist for women who can’t get the right information.

      2. phil

        Like have a doctor, get involved, rather than a priest? I think thats a good idea, if the Doctor were to prescribe it, and a chemist dispense it , that would be a better outcome , but then again thats just my opinion , and I should really keep them to myself …

  4. GilbyDettori

    I’m pro choice, so don’t take this up the wrong way (and I’m also a drone pilot) – but does this not fall into the category of international drug smuggling? they’ve just publicly flown “illegal” narcotics across international borders?

    1. Lorcan Nagle

      Well yeah, that’s the point. They’re illustrating what women who can’t afford or otherwise aren’t able to travel for an abortion have to resort to.

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