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What does this mean for Irish women traveling to the UK for abortions?

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BertrandRussell Fri 24-Jun-16 13:25:21

Does anyone know?

turkeyboots Fri 24-Jun-16 13:28:00

Ireland and Britain have an old free movement agreement which isn't part of the EU. So travel will still be fine. Or I'm hoping!

VestalVirgin Fri 24-Jun-16 14:06:10

It could get more difficult, but I hope other EU countries would step up and offer help in that case. (Can Irish women get abortions on the NHS? Is that why they can't travel to France instead?)

I hope the EU will force Ireland to give women human rights somewhen soon, anyway.
For all that Brexiters complain about EU regulations, the EU does not nearly enough regulating. I could live being in a club with a country that uses regular lightbulbs, but a country that treats women as subhuman breeding machines? I really resent that.

TheSparrowhawk Fri 24-Jun-16 14:49:27

It'll mean nothing at all. Ireland and England have longstanding free movement agreements that have nothing to do with the EU.

Irish women can't get abortions on the NHS. They travel to Britain only because it's the closest and cheapest place to travel to.

OlennasWimple Sun 26-Jun-16 16:20:03

Yes, the Common Travel Area with Ireland (and the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) are outside the EU travel provisions

OlennasWimple Sun 26-Jun-16 16:23:12

And travel for short term stays to the rest of the EU might not be affected at all either: we have never been part of Schengen (which allows passport free travel within the Schengen area), and I can't see that France, Germany etc will introduce a visa regime for the UK either

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