Police escorted girl (12) to England for abortion after assault, MPs told
By Michael McHugh
January 26 2019
A 12-year-old victim of sexual assault in Northern Ireland had to travel to England under police escort for an abortion, MPs have been told.
An officer seized samples from the procedure as evidence, said Dawn Purvis, former director of the Marie Stopes pregnancy advice service in Belfast.
The child could not be treated in Northern Ireland due to strict laws prohibiting the procedure in most circumstances.