FPA launches new post pregnancy counselling service
Diana Johnson MP and a cross-party coalition of MPs from five UK political parties will today launch a 10 Minute Rule Bill to decriminalise abortion in England and Wales and Northern Ireland.
Conservative MPs Anna Soubry, Huw Merriman and Nicky Morgan have travelled to Northern Ireland for a series of meetings that will help push forward reform to Northern Ireland’s near-total ban on abortion.
Judicial Review begins in case of NI mother who bought abortion medication for her young daughter, adding to pressure on Westminster to legislate on abortion ban.
Sexual health charity FPA and Amnesty International have welcomed the launch of an inquiry by the Women and Equalities Committee on abortion in Northern Ireland.
We are disappointed that the Home Secretary has chosen not to take action to protect women accessing abortion care.
Irish Minister for Health Simon Harris said that he intends to ensure women from Northern Ireland can access abortion services in the Republic, which is welcomed but no substitute for much needed reform.
Department of Health statistics show that 919 women from Northern Ireland travelled to England or Wales to have an abortion.
The UK government must now ensure that women in Northern Ireland are not left behind.
A new report from Northern Ireland's Departments of Health and Justice calls for changes to the strict law that prevents women from having an abortion even in cases of fatal fetal abnormality.