Number of Northern Ireland women choosing abortion rises dramatically

John Breslin
July 04 2021

The numbers of women from Northern Ireland choosing to terminate their pregnancies has dramatically increased since the procedure was made legal last year.

As of June 11, the Department of Health had received 1,624 notifications of termination, despite the lack of a full and formal commissioning of the service here.

Continued: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/news/numberof-northern-irelandwomen-choosing-abortion-rises-dramatically-40610223.html


N. Ireland – Papers lodged in legal challenge against abortion regulations

Published 24 May 2021

Pro-life campaigners have formally lodged proceedings in Belfast against regulations giving the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland powers to direct the commissioning of abortion services.

Belfast law firm Hewitt & Gilpin has been instructed by the Centre for Bioethical Reform Northern Ireland (CBRNI) and the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) to mount a challenge to the Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021.

Continued: https://www.irishlegal.com/article/papers-lodged-in-legal-challenge-against-abortion-regulations


N. Ireland – Secretary of State gains power to direct commissioning of abortion services

Published 29 April 2021

Regulations giving the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland powers to direct the commissioning of abortion services have been approved by Westminster.

The Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 were approved by MPs in a 431-89 vote on Tuesday and agreed by Lords yesterday afternoon.

Continued: https://www.irishlegal.com/article/secretary-of-state-gains-power-to-direct-commissioning-of-abortion-services