In Northern Ireland only 10% of the population has no religion, so to get the majority of the votes in Northern Ireland also men need to vote to raise the ban on abortion. It is clear that the thoughts about the Eighth Amendment have changed over time.
Neglect across the floor. This is not just a case of regressive right-wing parties failing to legislate for reproductive rights. It is worth remembering that in 2008, the Labour government reneged on its plan to extend abortion rights to Northern Ireland through an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. In a disgraceful move apparently taken to secure DUP votes on its 42.
An investigation into Northern Ireland's strict rules on abortion and the effect on women in the province.The Government is using “devolution as an excuse” to avoid liberalising abortion laws in Northern Ireland, campaigners claim, saying Theresa May is being “held hostage” by her alliance.Abortion law change: Is Northern Ireland really next? Pro-choice activists in the North hope a string of court cases will advance their cause Sat, Jan 12, 2019, 06:00.
When it comes to abortion laws in Northern Ireland Theresa May, has to choose her words carefully. Her fall-back position - simply to state it is a devolved issue, not one for Westminster.Read More
This video has been removed for editorial reasons. The Supreme Court has found Northern Ireland's abortion laws incompatible with human rights in cases of fatal foetal abnormality and sexual crime.Read More
Northern Ireland Humanists has welcomed the High Court of Justice’s ruling today that women in Northern Ireland should be given legal access to abortions in cases where a woman’s pregnancy has a fatal foetal abnormality, in a landmark decision which should guarantee changes to the country’s restrictive abortion laws.Read More
The abortion story unfolding in the Republic of Ireland leaves Northern Ireland justice and health ministers with food for thought.Read More
Northern Ireland decriminalized abortion this week, long after the rest of the U.K. made abortion lawful. Here's a look at what's next.Read More
Arlene Foster said the legislation governing abortion is a devolved issue and the Northern Ireland Assembly should debate such issues. The government agreed with Mrs Foster.Read More
Abortion politics have been sorely under-considered in literature which addresses Northern Ireland in the twentieth century. This chapter situates the issue of abortion in Northern Ireland’s contemporary history. It opens with a brief historical explanation of the fault lines in the still deeply divided society.Read More
Northern Ireland has one of the strictest abortion laws in Europe, with terminations prohibited unless there is a serious risk to the mother’s mental or physical health.Read More
Northern Ireland has become, therefore, the last corner of these isles where abortion remains (mostly) illegal. Surely this cannot last. I hope it does not.Read More
The law governing abortion in Northern Ireland dates back to the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 and the Criminal Justice Act (NI) 1945. They make abortion illegal in almost every circumstance.Read More