The British Government declared the official institution ” Permanent abortion services In Northern Ireland. According to Northern Ireland Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris, they will be available in the next few months in 2023.
The latter wrote to the Ministry of Health: Order services “.
Indeed, when abortion was decriminalized in Northern Ireland in 2019 (cf. Northern Ireland: British government bans abortion; Northern Ireland: MEPs want to prevent abortion liberalisation), a ” Political crisis “establishment blocked” Full service (cf. Northern Ireland: Irish Assembly approves motion to oppose abortion law; MPs’ opposition fails: Abortion legalized in Northern Ireland).
From March 2020, health and social service trusts with the power to perform abortions up to 10 weeks only operate on a temporary basis (cf. Northern Ireland: Criminalization of abortion comes into effect; Abortion is effectively decriminalized in Northern Ireland).
Confronted with this observation, former Secretary of State Brandon Lewis called the British government “service” (cf. Northern Ireland: British Pressure on Abortion). Continuing, Chris Heaton-Harris ” It said its officials will continue to work with the Department of Health and the healthcare sector to ensure a range of services are in place in the coming months. “.for health trusts”. Recruit and train staff to support “sustainable services”. “.
The Ministry of Health has agreed to the statutory requirements imposed by the Secretary of State to fund these services.
Source: BBC, Jane McCormack (03/12/2022)
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