North’s abortion law forcing women to go through ‘torture’ – Supreme Court hears
London court told current law discriminates against women and girls on grounds of sex
Tue, Oct 24, 2017
Denis Staunton in London
Northern Ireland’s abortion law is forcing vulnerable women and girls to go through “physical and mental torture”, the supreme court in London has heard.
The court on Tuesday began hearing an application from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), which argues that criminalisation of abortion, even in the case of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormality, is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).