Northern Ireland’s justice minister has announced today that there will be a public consultation on changing the abortion law to allow pregnant women who have received a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality to have a termination in their own country. The consultation may also cover abortion in cases of rape or incest.
Northern Irish women with a
diagnosis of foetal anomaly in pregnancy are devastated by being forced to
travel to England to get the care they need. These cases are some of the most
heart-breaking we see. The Northern Ireland Assembly needs to act now so that
women already in the most harrowing of circumstances can access the help they
need at home, with their loved ones nearby.