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Northern Ireland abortion law incompatible with human rights: SC

Northern Ireland abortion law incompatible with human rights: SC

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The Supreme Court today has said that the abortion rule in Northern Ireland is incompatible with human rights, however, it has no jurisdiction on it, as no unlawful act is involved in it yet and cannot be provided with any relief. The rule is disproportionate in case the pregnancy was caused by rape or physical abuse. However, in case of foetal abnormalcy the rule is compatible, the judges concluded.

read more at The Guardian

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