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A woman who travelled outside Northern Ireland for an abortion after being told her unborn child could not survive after birth has won the right to challenge the region's laws on terminations.Sarah Ewart has been granted leave to judicially review the current prohibition on abortions in cases of fatal fetal…
Westminster must scrap 157-year-old abortion laws to protect the rights of women in Northern Ireland, according to a Labour former minister.Outdated abortion laws must be modernised to protect women, Hull North MP Diana Johnson has said, as she prepares to bring forward her Abortion Bill to the Commons on Tuesday.Northern…
Women in Northern Ireland are still using illegal abortion medication even though the procedure is freely available to them in England, a study found.Northern Ireland outlaws terminations in almost all cases. Abortion pills are illegal but can be bought over the internet.The NHS funds the procedure in England for women…
Almost two-thirds of people in Northern Ireland want local politicians to make the decisions on the region's abortion laws, a new poll has suggested.The results were released by anti-abortion group Both Lives Matter as it stepped up its campaign against moves to legislate on the contentious restrictions at Westminster.Both Lives…
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