Three in five people in Northern Ireland want abortion decriminalised

Three in five people in Northern Ireland want abortion decriminalised
 

Nearly 60% of people in Northern Ireland believe abortion in the province should be decriminalised, a new survey has found. When asked whether abortion should be permitted for victims of rape, and in cases where the foetus cannot survive outside the womb, three-quarters of those polled agreed.
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where abortion is illegal, except in the limited circumstances where continuing a pregnancy would put the mother’s life in direct danger. The 1861 Offences Against the Persons Act, which makes abortion a criminal offence, is punishable by a life sentence in... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Health, Views: 29
Source: Guardian
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