Women and girls from the North in need of abortion being treated as ‘second-class citizens’

Wednesday, November 02, 2016, Irish Examiner

Women and girls in need of abortion services in the North are being treated as "second-class citizens", the UK's highest court has heard.

British Supreme Court justices were told of their "healthcare plight" at the start of the latest round of a legal battle by a teenager and her mother for those resident in Northern Ireland to receive free abortions on the NHS in England.

Stephen Cragg QC, for the mother and daughter, told the court at a hearing in London on Wednesday: "Women and girls in need of abortion services in Northern Ireland are in an anomalous position.

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Source: Irish Examiner