Northern Irish Women Will Now Have Access to Free Abortions Through UK's National Health Service

Until now, hundreds of women have had to travel from Northern Ireland to England to receive abortion services at private clinics, which can cost from £400-£2,000, not including travel or loss of work, rather than for free through the NHS. Now, the UK government will provide these women access to abortions cost-free,…

Trade Union: Northern Ireland's Terrible Abortion Laws Criminalize Working-Class Women 

Northern Ireland’s largest trade union has expressed strong concerns over the country’s draconian abortion laws, following the recent conviction of a 21-year-old woman for taking abortion pills. Unite, the union, said the abortion laws are a “class issue,” criminalizing working-class women and potentially putting them…

Belfast High Court: Northern Ireland's Abortion Laws 'Incompatible with Human Rights'

In a historic ruling, a High Court in Belfast, Northern Ireland has ruled that the country’s anti-abortion laws violate human rights. The current law, which forbids abortions in the case of fatal fetal abnormalities, rape or incest, imposes, according to the judge, “an intolerable burden” on women who have to travel…