3 Oct 2019

Northern Ireland abortion law to breach human rights, court rules

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

The High court in Belfast has ruled that Northern Ireland’s strict abortion legislation breaches the UK’s human rights commitments.

The case was brought by Sarah Ewart who had to travel to England to end her pregnancy – despite doctors saying the fetus would not survive in her womb.

The judge said the prospect that another woman would face the same trauma should be avoided.

We spoke to Sarah Ewart, and began by asking her about her own experience