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NI Justice Minister to consult on possible further changes to the laws on abortion

The Justice Minister for Northern Ireland, David Ford has announced that he is to consult on changes to the abortion laws in Northern Ireland. At present the laws do not extend to providing termination services when a foetus is suffering from a fatal abnormality. At the end of last year there were reports of 2 separate cases where it was necessary for the women in question to travel to England to have a termination.

Mr Ford is considering the laws as they relate to fatal foetal abnormality and pregnancy following rape or incest.

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