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17 Jul 2022

Abortion rights: Northern Ireland making little progress since abortions decriminalised in 2019

Scotland Correspondent

Abortion rights in the United States are under attack, ever since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, prompting a series of states to impose almost total bans.

But in Northern Ireland, where abortion was decriminalised in 2019, there’s been little progress on making it readily available.

That’s because the country’s executive has failed to commission any abortion services or allocated a single penny in resources.

Ciaran Jenkins has been talking to one of the handful of doctors who are providing terminations, who says their work feels more like a backstreet operation.