Abortion services in Northern Ireland almost nonexistent despite legalisation

Stormont has failed to fully put into effect 2019 law passed by Westminster leaving women with ‘deplorable options’

While the battle over abortion rights rages in the US the problem of access to abortion services is yet to be fully resolved in part of the UK.

Two years after abortion was legalised in Northern Ireland girls and women in the region struggle to access services that are patchy to nonexistent. Despite progressive legislation, in practice they still face having to continue a pregnancy against their wishes or travelling to England for abortions or taking unregulated abortion pills, Alyson Kilpatrick, chief commissioner of Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, said on Wednesday. “In Northern Ireland women and girls are still faced with deplorable options,” she said.

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