Scotland could offer Northern Irish women access to free abortions

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Nicola Sturgeon says she will consider opening up NHS Scotland facilities to women who are denied right to termination under Stormont’s laws

Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent, The Guardian

Thursday 17 November 2016

Nicola Sturgeon has told the Scottish parliament that the devolved government would explore the possibility of giving women from Northern Ireland access to abortions in Scotland’s health service free of charge.

Responding to a question from Green party MSP Patrick Harvie on Thursday, the first minister said: “I am happy to explore with the NHS what the situation is now in terms of the ability of women from Northern Ireland to access safe and legal abortion in NHS Scotland and whether any improvements can be made.

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Source: The Guardian