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Judicial review into Northern Ireland's abortion laws in Belfast

17 June 2015


The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission wants to see the current law liberalised

Calls have been made for abortion to be legalised in Northern Ireland.

A judicial review began on Monday 15th June 2015, with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission seeking to legalise abortions "in cases of rape, incest or serious foetal malformation." [BBC, 15 June]

Liam Gibson, the Society's Northern Ireland Development Officer, commented: "This case has become a dispute between a state-funded quango and a government department. Both the Commission and the Department of Justice wish to have the current law liberalised and neither is interested in the human rights of the children potentially affected by the outcome of this dispute."

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