Rise in women travelling from Northern Ireland to England for abortions
Campaigners say having different abortion laws on either side of Irish border breaches Good Friday agreement
Sat 21 Jul 2018
The number of women travelling from Northern Ireland to have an abortion in England has jumped dramatically since the government set up a special hotline in March.
A total of 342 women and girls – including at least one 12-year-old – went to England for a termination through the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) in the three months since March: a significant increase on the 190 women who travelled to use the same service in the previous nine months.