7 Jun 2018

Supreme Court rules Northern Ireland abortion law ‘incompatible with human rights’ – but fails to overturn it

Home Affairs Correspondent

The Government’s under mounting pressure to reform Northern Ireland’s strict abortion laws – after Supreme Court justices said that in some cases they were incompatible with human rights legislation. The court dismissed a legal challenge by campaigners – but said the ban needed “radical reconsideration”.

One of the women whose case formed part of the challenge said they would not stop “until we get our own medical care in our own hospitals at home”.