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Pro-choice group in Northern Ireland calls for legal abortion

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7223.1456g (Published 04 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1456
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    A legal battle has been launched by 26 women in Northern Ireland to attempt to force the UK government to extend abortion rights to women in the province.

    The 1967 Abortion Act—which grants full abortion rights to women in England, Scotland, and Wales—was never introduced in Northern Ireland. Instead, under a law dating back to 1928, …

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