Oct 18, 2022
An anti-abortion group has been ordered to pay a "five-figure sum" in damages to a businesswoman.
Precious Life published a false tweet about an incident in Belfast city centre, the High Court heard on Tuesday.
The group also issued an apology to Barbara Whearty as part of the settlement reached in her libel action.
911 doctors, nurses sign letter refusing to cooperate with new abortion law in Northern Ireland
By Louise Bevan
Nov 9, 2019
Since Northern Ireland formally legalized abortion, there has been a backlash from a faction of medical professionals who say they will not assist in the procedure.
Citing a violation of their Catholic beliefs, a number of doctors and nurses have signed a letter of opposition to the Northern Irish Secretary of State Julian Smith and the Secretary for the Department of Health Richard Pengelly.
UK parliament votes to extend abortion and same-sex marriage rights to Northern Ireland
By Haley Ott
July 9, 2019, CBS News
London — Britain's parliament has voted to extend abortion and same-sex marriage rights to Northern Ireland if the country is unable overcome local political deadlock before Oct. 21. Currently, women who terminate pregnancies in Northern Ireland face life in prison, and doctors are required to turn women who have abortions into the police.
Northern Ireland is part of the U.K. along with England, Scotland and Wales, where same-sex marriage is legal and abortion rights are much more liberal.
What's it like to live in a place where abortion is a crime? Women in Northern Ireland know
By Haley Ott, Allison Ingersoll
May 29, 2019, CBS News
Belfast, Northern Ireland — Women in Northern Ireland live under abortion laws very similar to those recently passed in Alabama. They're offering a snapshot for Americans of what life is like in a place where abortion is a crime.
"We have to be really careful about how we communicate with each other and how we work," pro-abortion rights activist Emma Campbell told CBS News.
Case of woman accused of obtaining abortion pills for daughter adjourned
North’s Lord Chief Justice says better understanding of recent Supreme Court ruling needed
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
A legal challenge involving a woman accused of obtaining abortion pills for her teenage daughter in Northern Ireland has been adjourned.
Before the case began, the woman said she was in “fear and pain” over the looming prosecution.
Northern Ireland one of 'most restrictive abortion regimes'
Ban, including in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality, sees women travel to England for procedure.
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3 Jul 2018
Ashleigh Topley, from Portadown, Northern Ireland, recalled a harrowing stage in her own pregnancy when she was "willing her [child's] heart to stop" so she could begin the grieving process.
At her 20-week scan in 2013, Topley was told that her baby had a fatal foetal abnormality and would not survive outside the womb.
From Ireland to Northern Ireland: campaigns for abortion law
Published: 16 June 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31357-6 |
After Ireland successfully overturned its 8th Amendment using grassroots activism, attention turns to Northern Ireland's abortion laws. Angel Li reports from Dublin.
Sitting in a quiet carriage of a train to Gatwick Airport, my thoughts turned to the women taking this same route back to Ireland after travelling to the UK for abortions. I wondered if anyone was on this train for that very purpose. More than 170 000 women have travelled abroad from Ireland seeking abortions since 1980.
Having arrived at Gatwick Airport, I met two volunteers working with the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign who were taking the same flight to Dublin as me.
Government under pressure over ‘incompatible’ Northern Ireland abortion law
Pro-choice campaigners demand action after Supreme Court judges say ban on terminations needs ‘radical reconsideration’.
June 7 2018
The Government is facing mounting pressure to reform abortion laws in Northern Ireland after Supreme Court judges said they were incompatible with human rights legislation.
Pro-choice campaigners demanded action after a majority of Supreme Court judges said the ban on terminations in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality needed “radical reconsideration”.
Scotland offers free abortions to women from Northern Ireland
6 November 2017
Women from Northern Ireland can now have free abortions through the NHS in Scotland.
Abortions are illegal in Northern Ireland except for cases where the woman's health is at risk.
That has led to women travelling to Great Britain, where they have had to pay for terminations.
New regulations allowing women from Northern Ireland to access abortion services in Scotland come into force on Monday.
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