Northern Ireland: Abortion provider Marie Stopes suspends some NI services

The decision to suspend abortions follows concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission

22 August 2016

Marie Stopes International has suspended some abortion services at its Belfast clinic for women under 18 and those who are "vulnerable".

The city clinic currently provides early medical abortions within Northern Ireland's current legal framework.

The law surrounding abortion in Northern Ireland is much more strict than in the rest of the UK.

A woman can have an abortion, but only in very specific circumstances.

The Marie Stopes Clinic in Belfast currently provides non-surgical terminations up to nine weeks.

At the weekend, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) raised concerns about patient safety and Marie Stopes International suspended a number of services in England.

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