N. Ireland – Girl ‘taken from classroom to be questioned by police over abortion pills’

Girl ‘taken from classroom to be questioned by police over abortion pills’
The teenager’s mother is taking a judicial review against the decision to charge her for procuring the medication online.

November 6 2018

A Northern Ireland schoolgirl whose mother is facing prosecution for buying her abortion pills was taken from a classroom by police officers and spoken to about the alleged crime without her parents being present, a court has heard.

A barrister for the mother outlined the circumstances of the case as she urged judges to rule that her looming prosecution is in contravention of human rights laws.

Continued: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/girl-taken-from-classroom-to-be-questioned-by-police-over-abortion-pills-37497844.html

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Northern Ireland: Appeal right granted in abortion pills case

Appeal right granted in abortion pills case

26 January 2017

A mother accused of buying abortion pills online has been granted leave to seek a Judicial Review into a decision to prosecute her.

The woman allegedly bought the pills for her teenage daughter.

She is accused of procuring and supplying poison with the intent to cause a miscarriage in July 2013.

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Source, BBC.com: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-38759822

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Northern Ireland: Abortion law appeal clocks up £100,000 bill

The Human Rights Commission says existing law violates the rights of women and girls

By Michael McHugh, Press Association
08 September, 2016 14:48

The Justice Department has spent more than £100,000 defending the north's abortion law against legal action taken by the Human Rights Commission.

Lord chief justice Sir Declan Morgan and two other Court of Appeal judges are considering their judgment following a hearing last June.

In November last year the High Court found that the current restrictive law is incompatible with human rights. The Department of Justice and Attorney General are appealing the finding.

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Source: Irish Times

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