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Terrence Higgins Trust urges Director of Public Prosecutions to end prosecutions for women who terminate their own pregnancies

Graham Robson July 19, 2022

Terrence Higgins Trust joins British Pregnancy Advisory Service and more than 60 clinicians, organisations, unions and legal professionals in a letter calling on the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to issue urgent guidance so that women who end their own pregnancies won’t face prosecution

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General News

Court of Appeal in Belfast “passes buck” on women’s rights

Besi Besemar June 29, 2017

The court of appeal in Belfast rules that reform of abortion law in Northern Ireland should be left to the Northern Ireland Assembly, and not decided by the courts. In 2015 the High Court ruled that Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws violate the rights of women to a private life under European human rights law. The ruling involved women and girls who were denied abortions in Northern Ireland either in cases of fatal foetal abnormality or despite their pregnancies being the result of sexual crimes.

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