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"This ruling puts the spotlight on the outdated and restrictive laws on abortion in Northern Ireland.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