Northern Ireland assembly must decide whether to issue new abortion lawBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6896 (Published 18 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6896
- Clare Dyer
- 1The BMJ
Northern Ireland’s abortion laws breach the European Convention on Human Rights, but any change must await legislation by the province’s assembly, a High Court judge has ruled.
Mr Justice Horner declared last month that the near blanket ban on abortion in Northern Ireland violated the convention in denying terminations to women or girls whose fetuses had fatal abnormalities or were conceived as a result of rape or incest. …
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