Abortion: Hundreds of healthcare workers oppose new law

26 September 2019 – BBC News

Hundreds of health professionals have written to the NI Secretary stating their opposition to the liberalisation of NI’s abortion laws.

The doctors, nurses and midwives say their consciences will not allow them to stay silent on the issue and want reassurance as “conscientious objectors” that they will not have to perform or assist abortions.

In England, Wales and Scotland, laws that criminalised abortion were changed by the 1967 Abortion Act, which allowed an abortion to be legally carried out up to a 24-week limit.

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