Amnesty response to London High Court ruling on abortion

Responding to a London High Court ruling that women from Northern Ireland are not entitled to free abortions on NHS in England, Amnesty International Northern Ireland Campaigner, Grainne Teggart said:

"This ruling puts the spotlight on the outdated and restrictive laws on abortion in Northern Ireland. 

"It is unacceptable that women in Northern Ireland are designated second-class citizens of the UK in terms of their right to access healthcare.

"Northern Ireland's laws are out of step with international human rights obligations, including women’s rights to non-discrimination, health, life, and physical integrity. The Northern Ireland Executive must step up to the mark and address the human rights impact of the current laws on abortion."

 

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