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Guidelines published on NI abortion

20th March 2009

Pregnancy termination guidelines have been published for the first time by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, directed at medical staff.

Abortion is not legal in Northern Ireland, apart from cases where the mother's life is in jeopardy.  Audrey Simpson from the Family Planning Association said: "I think it's the first time the Department of Health has had to acknowledge that women in Northern Ireland are no different from women in the rest of the UK."


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Article Information

Title: Guidelines published on NI abortion
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 10675
Date Added: 20th Mar 2009


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