Viewfinder: A Face-Off Between Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Protesters From Northern Ireland

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Amnesty International protesters (front) call for a change in Northern Irish abortion law as they walk past a counter demonstration at Parliament Square on February 26th, 2019, in London, England. Northern Ireland is currently the only country in the United Kingdom where it is illegal to have an abortion. Each protester with Amnesty International carried a suitcase containing sheets of paper with the names of 62,000 people calling for the decriminalization of abortion in Northern Ireland. The counter protesters each held a box containing 10,000 names symbolizing the 100,000 people who are alive today because of Northern Ireland's abortion laws.

Amnesty International protesters (front) call for a change in Northern Irish abortion law as they walk past a counter demonstration at Parliament Square on February 26th, 2019, in London, England. Northern Ireland is currently the only country in the United Kingdom where it is illegal to have an abortion. Each protester with Amnesty International carried a suitcase containing sheets of paper with the names of 62,000 people calling for the decriminalization of abortion in Northern Ireland. The counter protesters each held a box containing 10,000 names symbolizing the 100,000 people who are alive today because of Northern Ireland's abortion laws.

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