Guidelines published on NI abortion20th 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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