Fresh legal challenge lodged against abortion laws in Northern Ireland
Monday, October 01, 2018
A fresh legal challenge against Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws has been mounted.
Sarah Ewart is applying for a judicial review, seeking a declaration of incompatibility with human rights law in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.
Five years ago, Ms Ewart travelled from Northern Ireland for a termination in England after a 20-week scan revealed her baby had anencephaly, which meant its brain and skull had not developed and it would either die before being born or shortly afterwards.