Northern Ireland resists extending abortion Act

  title={Northern Ireland resists extending abortion Act},
  author={K. Birchard},
  journal={The Lancet},
Politicians from the unionist and nationalist parties in Northern Ireland joined forces to block any extension of the 1867 British Abortion Act to the North where terminations are allowed on a restricted basis. It is noted that terminations in the North are allowed in limited cases; these include cases in which the pregnancy could jeopardized the life of the woman the mother is mentally handicapped there is proven contact with rubella or there is a substantial genetic risk of the child being… Expand
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