Northern Irish women still facing difficult choice over abortion
Despite policy change by UK government offering them free abortion in England, women risk stigma and prosecution
Sarah Boseley, Health editor
Fri 19 Oct 2018
Women in Northern Ireland who want an abortion are caught between the costs, stigma and complexities of travelling to Great Britain and the risk of prosecution if they access pills online to take at home, according to new research.
A policy change by the UK government last year allowed women from Northern Ireland to have a free abortion in England on the NHS, but it has not solved the problems they face, says a study based on a series of interviews published in a medical journal.