Calls for legal abortion come from Northern Ireland

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 19 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1323
  1. A Legge

    Abortion law in Northern Ireland needs urgent change, said delegates at a meeting organised by the International Planned Parenthood Federation in County Down last week. Over 80 doctors, civil servants, and family planning experts met to discuss options for change at a symposium that aroused angry responses from politicians in Northern Ireland and from antiabortion groups.

    Britain's Abortion Act of 1967, allowing women access to legal abortions, does not extend to the province. Most women seeking abortion still have to travel to mainland …

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