PSNI Seizes Over 100 Packs of Illegal Abortion Pills


The Police Service of Northern Ireland took possession of more than 100 packets of illegal abortion pills in recent raids, it has been reported. It is understood police are using the addresses on seized packages to track down those suspected of ordering the pills or assisting in their delivery.


The Times newspaper revealed that, in some cases, the parents of young women who attempted to procure the medication only found out when police arrived at their home. The newspaper said that police have interviewed a “small number of people” in the past six months, with 15 cases in the first two weeks of March alone.


The Belfast Telegraph also reported that police swooped on the workshop of activist and artist Helen Crickard after intercepting a package addressed to the property that contained abortion pills. At least a dozen other activists were invited to attend a PSNI interview.

The Belfast Telegraph. March 28.

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