Abortion in Northern Ireland to be reviewed

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 23 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1507
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    The Family Planning Association in Northern Ireland has been granted a judicial review of the medical practices in the province relating to abortion. The review will take place in September.

    The terms of the 1967 Abortion Act apply only in Great Britain and have never been extended to Northern Ireland. A High Court hearing in Belfast was told by the association …

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