The women who live tweeted an abortion
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International Women's Day: The women who live tweeted an abortion

Every day roughly 12 women travel from Ireland to Great Britain for an abortion. On 8 March, some women across Ireland are striking to call on the government to change Ireland's law. The country's constitution puts equal value on the life of the mother and foetus.

Last summer two young women live tweeted @twowomentravel their journey and now tell their story to the BBC.

Video journalists Derrick Evans and Joe Inwood, produced by Nessa Tierney.

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