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Doctors accused of blocking abortions in Northern Ireland despite legalisation

Patients forced to buy pills online or go overseas for terminations

Women seeking abortions in Northern Ireland are still struggling to access services. Although abortion was legalised more than two months ago, claims persist that healthcare…

  • Lucy Mansfield
  • The Guardian

A leading reproductive rights group and a doctors’ organisation say that GPs are refusing to refer pregnant women to hospital services so they can access the tablets needed to…

They are also aware of midwives and nurses refusing to care for patients before and after the procedure.

As a result, women…

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