Anti-Abortion Stanton Clinic Opens Above Travel Agency in Belfast


An estimated 15 people travel from the island of Ireland every day in order to access an abortion. Yesterday, an anti-choice clinic opened in Belfast City Centre in the same building as a travel agents, something that shows the pure contempt, malice and disregard that the anti-choice zealots hold towards women and other pregnant people.

The Stanton Clinic, is an anti-abortion clinic whose staff are working closely with the anti-choice bigoted group, Precious Life. Precious Life is responsible for propagating the lie that there is never any reason why an abortion would be needed in order to save a pregnant person's life; a blatant and irresponsible lie which could cost someone their life should they be told that by one of the anti-choice diehards that work in the Clinic.

The control that the anti-choice fanatics wish to control over other people's bodies is the reason why we have such laws that strip a person of their bodily autonomy when faced with pregnancy; they are the reason that 15 people a day are left to find an English solution to an Irish problem.

The people who run this clinic do not care about women and other pregnant people; they are religious fascists who believe that pregnancy must be a punishment for sex - regardless of whether it was sex or rape.

Attitudes such as theirs are dying out; more and more of people believe in a person's right to choose what happens to their bodies. As the Judicial Review into abortion in the cases of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormality is due this month it's clear that we've got them on the run, they're getting desperate and pulling out all the stops, their last ditch attempt will be squashed.

To those who find themselves in the position where they need to travel to avail of basic medical care, if you are in financial difficulty please get in touch with the Abortion Support Network (

WORDS: Fionnghuala Nic Roibeaird