The Union of Students of Ireland will continue to publish information on abortion while the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children takes legal action.
The Union of Students of Ireland (USI) continues to publish information on abortion despite legal moves by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC).
In September 1988, SPUC lodged an injunction to prevent the University College Dublin (UCD) student guide publishing information on abortion. Justice Carroll ruled that the SPUC had assumed the role of policing an earlier supreme court judgement. That judgement prohibited the publication of names, addresses and methods of communication with abortion clinics in Britain. The case has now been referred to the high court by the supreme court. Despite this, the USI has said that a number of colleges in Ireland would continue printing the information.
Karen Quinlivan, Women's Rights Officer at UCD, said that they were saddened by the decision which will have implications for Irish women, particularly Irish women who wish to avail of abortion services in Britain.
We believe that the information the supreme court is attempting to deny those women is essential for those women.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 28 July 1989. The reporter is Una O'Hagan.